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Worthington man faces charges after allegedly pepper spraying Prairie House resident

WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man arrested March 15 is facing charges after allegedly stealing a personal item from a Prairie House resident and temporarily blinding her with pepper spray.

WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man arrested March 15 is facing charges after allegedly stealing a personal item from a Prairie House resident and temporarily blinding her with pepper spray.

Coal Mayer, 18, has been charged with felony third-degree burglary; felony third-degree assault - substantial bodily harm; and gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

According to the formal criminal complaint, Mayer allegedly entered a Prairie House resident’s bedroom uninvited while she had temporarily vacated the room. When she returned, she noticed an article of clothing was missing that had been previously hanging in sight.

The alleged victim reported that Mayer knocked on her door and held the missing article of clothing. She then accused Mayer of spraying her eyes with pepper defense spray and hitting her face before she could get the door shut.

A search warrant was executed the following day. The complaint states pepper spray, among other identified items of interest, were located in Mayer’s unit at Prairie House.

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A staff member at Prairie House reported to authorities that staff had previously found pepper spray and a taser in Mayer’s possession.

A review of Mayer’s criminal history shows a fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction in October 2017.

Mayer’s bail was set at $25,000 with conditions and $50,000 without. His initial appearance is scheduled for March 27 in Nobles County District Court.

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