Bloomington Man Accused of Assaulting Woman in Downtown Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Bloomington man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly choking and punching a woman in downtown Rochester.
27-year-old Aaron White made his first court appearance Tuesday. The criminal complaint alleges White assaulted a woman known to him in the 50 block of 3rd St. Southwest around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The woman reported White came up behind her and began choking her and that she had fought back before realizing it was White. The complaint says the woman told officers White became angry after she hit him.
White then allegedly punched the woman in the face, causing her to suffer a fractured nasal bone and a laceration on her nose. Surveillance footage from the area captured White hitting the woman, according to the complaint.
White is charged with third-degree assault. The judge set White's bail at $20,000 without conditions but allowed his release without bail with conditions. His next court appearance is Aug. 30.
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