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Warrant issued for man accused of assault

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Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a Mitchell man who allegedly committed an assault.

On July 26, an injured woman was found in an apartment on West Fifth Avenue. She reportedly told police that John Peterson, 49, had hurt her.

The woman's injuries included a partially collapsed lung, rib fractures, various bruising and redness and a scraped nose. Blood was also allegedly found in one of her ears.

Peterson is being prosecuted for aggravated domestic assault, a Class 3 felony. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $30,000.

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