Assault charges dismissed against two New Ulm men

MANKATO – Assault charges have been dismissed in Blue Earth County against two New Ulm men who had been arrested in connection with an assault outside the Blue Bricks Bar in February.

William W. Braulick and Jeremy S. Rose, both of New Ulm, were charged with 3rd degree felony assault and two 5th degree misdemeanor assault charges after they had been identified by eyewitnesses as the assailants in a fight where a man was knocked out on the downtown mall.

Braulick and Rose were in a vehicle near the scene. When officers arrived in the area the vehicle abruptly stopped and Braulick jumped out of the rear seat and fled on foot, but was caught after a foot chase. Rose, who was inebriated and argumentative, according to the complaint, was also sitting in the rear seat of the suspect vehicle.

They were arrested and charge with assault after various eyewitness at the scene identified them as the assailants.

But a security videotape of the incident was later reviewed, and showed neither Braulick nor Rose were involved in the incident, according to the Blue Earth County Attorney’s office. Information on a different person believed to be involved was sent to law enforcement, said Assistant County Attorney Chris Rovney.

Charges against the two were dismissed on May 19.

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