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Area Man Charged With Assaulting Store Employee



Mark Hopper, 50, Defi- ance, has been charged with assault after he allegedly had an altercation with Rickie Dohm, 47, rural Swanton, an employee of Black Swamp Equipment Sales and Rentals.

The police report states officers were called to the business about 3:20 pm, Thursday, June 19, after Dohm and Hopper had a dispute about an order placed with the business.

The report states the 6-foot-4, 310-pound Hopper allegedly grabbed the 5-10, 210-pound Dohm by the front of his shirt “and forcefully held him against a wall, causing back injury and injury to (a) leg,” the report said.

“Three other store employees witnessed the incident and confirmed statements.”

Police issued Hopper a summons to appear in Western District Court; his plea of not guilty was filed Monday, June 23.



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