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24-Year-Old Owatonna Man Takes Plea Deal in Assault Case

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MANKATO , MINN. -

A plea deal is reached for an Owatonna man accused of assault. Joshua Weller,24, is accused of beating a man at the victim's home in New Ulm February 9.

According to the complaint the victim asked Weller and several others to leave because they smelled of alcohol.

Authorities say Weller forced his way into the home and started punching the victim. In exchange for pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor for assault, all other charges will be dropped. He will make his plea May 20.