Roofing worker arrested after rake fight on Stearns County Jail - KMSP-TV

Roofing worker arrested after rake fight atop Stearns County Jail

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) -

Officials say a man was arrested on Monday afternoon after he hit a coworker in the face with a rake while working on the roof of the Stearns County Jail.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office received a report of a fight on the roof of the jail around 3:17 p.m. Monday. Officers found a 23-year-old man who had a large cut on his forehead and a tooth knocked out.

Warren Smith, 43, of St. Cloud was arrested on second-degree assault charges.

Other workers who witnessed the fight said an argument escalated into a physical confrontation. During the fight, Smith struck the victim in the face with a rake used for spreading rocks.

Smith and the victim were hired for the roofing job by Horizon Roofing through a temp agency.

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