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Man arrested in alleged Cottage Grove hotel assault

A man was arrested following an alleged domestic assault at the Wakota Inn and Suites in Cottage Grove.

A woman called police about 9:30 p.m. April 5 from the hotel at 7125 80th St. She said she had been assaulted.

Upon further investigation, police learned that the 21-year-old woman said a man twice prevented her from calling 911 from inside a hotel room, and then he punched her in the face, according to the report.

The 53-year-old Bloomington man was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and for disturbing the peace by interrupting a 911 call, which is a gross misdemeanor. He was booked into the Washington County jail.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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