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Homeless man accused of attacking Rochester woman ruled competent to stand trial

Facing four felony charges.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 3:29 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A homeless man accused of attacking a woman in her apartment has been found competent to stand trial.

Rochester police say Joseph Colon, 56, forced his way into the woman’s apartment on June 9, 2017, held her captive, and injured her face. He pleaded not guilty to 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, 1st degree burglary, felony domestic assault, threats of violence, and misdemeanor domestic assault.

Colon was found not competent to stand trial in March but that finding was reversed at a Wednesday afternoon hearing in Olmsted County District Court and a trial will now be scheduled.

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