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Complaint warrant issued for California man accused in Hickory Lodge disturbance


WORTHINGTON — A complaint warrant has been filed for a 32-year-old Stockton, Calif. man accused of fighting at a Worthington bar, along with domestic assault and causing damage to a Worthington Police Department squad vehicle.

A complaint warrant was filed Monday in Nobles County District Court for Jermal Horsley’s arrest on three misdemeanor charges. Horsley’s whereabouts is unknown.

According to the complaint, Worthington police officers were dispatched twice on Oct. 13 to the Hickory Lodge for reported fights. During the department’s second response — which was within an hour of the first — officers allegedly observed Horsley fighting with several individuals in the bar and eatery hallway, which is attached to the Travelodge Hotel. The complaint details that Horsley was allegedly observed “breaking free” from an individual, swinging at a glass window and yelling expletives.

At the scene, one witness told officers that Horsley had injured a woman. The assault is categorized as a domestic situation in the complaint.

Horsley was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He claimed to have been “jumped” by three men, and didn’t understand why he was being arrested.

The complaint details that officers struggled to get Horsley in the squad vehicle and that he kicked the squad door on the way to Prairie Justice Center, resulting in the door being unable to fully close.

He faces domestic assault, fourth-degree intentional property damage and disorderly conduct charges.