Pine City Man Charged with Two Counts of Assault
A day after Christmas, a Pine City man was involved in a fight that left him behind bars and another man in the hospital.
Justin Sweeney, 25, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault for the December 26th fight.
According to the criminal complaint, Sweeney got into a verbal altercation with Michael Cummings. Sweeney told police Cummings was making jokes about “hooking up with” a girl Sweeney broke up with.
When Cummings didn’t stop, Sweeney hit him in the head and face, according to the complaint.
Cummings was then transferred to the Kanabec Hospital in Mora and later referred to the St. Cloud Hospital due to separation of his lips from the gum area of his mouth.
Sweeney is charged with one count of third and fifth degree assault. If convicted of both charges, he could spend over five years behind bars and pay $11,000 in fine.