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Oronoco man sentenced for fight with neighbor

81-year-old man suffered several broken bones in his face.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2017 3:06 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of beating an elderly neighbor has been sentenced.

57-year-old Roger Ardell Hareldson of Oronoco pleaded guilty to one count of stalking. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says Hareldson had an argument with his 81-year-old neighbor over a fence line dispute on July 17. Authorities say the neighbor took a swing at Hareldson, who then punched the 81-year-old multiple times and broke several bones in his face.

On Monday, Hareldson was sentenced to 18 days in jail, two years of probation, and ordered to pay a $900 fine or perform 90 hours of community work service.

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