Assault charges dismissed on FF manPublished 11:05am Thursday, November 15, 2012
After about six months of court appearances, third degree assault charges were dismissed on a Fergus Falls man.
Leon Leigh Hein, 45, was accused of causing severe injury to another man’s head, possibly using a baseball bat, but the charges were dismissed after it was concluded that there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute him.
Police responded to an apartment on North Mill Street April 24 after receiving a report of an injured man. Upon arrival officers found a man with an extremely swollen face. It was later found that he had a fractured jaw, blood on the brain and a hemorrhage near the brain. His buttocks, ankle and knee were also injured.
The victim was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident, and the case couldn’t be proven based on what he could recall and remember, said county attorney David Hauser.
There were some reports of a mystery man, but nobody knows who that might have been, he said.