Former Blue Earth Area football player faces new charges following fight in downtown Mankato

Former Blue Earth Area football player faces new charges following fight in downtown Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A former Blue Earth Area football player convicted of assaulting a teammate back in 2017, faces new charges following a fight in downtown Mankato back in August.

21-year-old Wyatt Tungland of Mankato faces four new counts of fifth-degree assault in connection to the incident. Surveillance video shows Tungland hitting and kneeing two victims in the head at a bar in Mankato. According to court documents, Tungland fled before the police arrived. He was pulled over a few hours later and accused of fleeing from police but was eventually arrested. During the arrest, officers noticed Tungland had facial injuries. Charges from that incident include DWI, fleeing, and underage liquor consumption.

Tungland has a prior Third-Degree Assault conviction from 2019. He also has pending cases, including charges of Third-Degree Assault, Obstruction, and First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. His court appearance for this case is set for December 10.

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