Bond has been set at $25,000 for a Thief River Falls man, already on probation for Attempted Murder and now accused of Felony Assault, following a disturbance Tuesday at a home on Snetting Drive.

Jerry Redden, 27, remains in custody this morning at the Pennington County Jail, after making his first appearance Wednesday on charges of Second Degree Assault.

Redden is accused of beating another man with what investigators describe as a “smaller souvenir baseball bat” until the bat broke, then grabbing a “work cooler” and continuing to strike the victim, who suffered significant blood loss from a large cut to the head.

The assault was reported just after 5:30pm.

The victim is a friend of the suspect’s aunt, but there is nothing in the criminal complaint to indicate what sparked the altercation.

Redden’s parole officer provided an address and Redden was taken into custody later that same evening at his Pennington County Home. His next court appearance is scheduled August 27th before District Judge Eric Schieferdecker.

If found guilty, Redden faces 7 years in prison and a $14,000 fine. He has not yet entered a plea in the case.


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