Neighbor finds assault victim stranded in cold, beaten

Published 7:44am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Felony assault charges may be coming against one Austin man after a neighbor found a woman out in the snow, cold and beaten on Sunday morning.

Police responded to the call at about 7 a.m. Sunday after the neighbor found the 43-year-old woman yelling for help in the 100 block of Second Avenue SE. According to the police report, the woman suffered bruises to her hand, cheek, jaw, knees and legs and had other abrasions, as well.

“It looked like she had been out in the cold for a while,” added Police Capt. Dave McKichan.

Police later arrested a 24-year-old man who had bruised hands and broken skin on his knuckles. The report adds the suspect appeared to have been drinking heavily. He was placed in the Mower County jail.

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