Fergus Falls Man Charged In VFW Assault

Fergus Falls Man Charged In VFW Assault Click to Enlarge

A Fergus Falls man has been charged in Otter Tail County District Court with second and fifth-degree assault concerning an incident September 7th at the VFW.

Thirty-seven-year-old John Austin Franklin, according to a court complaint, had been causing problems at the bar and was asked to leave. The person who asked him to leave followed him out to the parking lot, and then told Franklin that he had to leave the property completely. That’s when Franklin allegedly struck the victim on his head with a cane behind the victim’s ear.

The victim later was vomiting at his residence with a possible concussion. He was taken by ambulance to Lake Region Healthcare.

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