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Man facing aggravated assault charges
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson, Editor and Publisher
Dec 05, 2013 | 131 views | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WINONA - The case of a man facing four counts of aggravated assault was continued until the December 10 session of Winona City Court.

Lesly Ford, 19, of Winona was charged in connection with shooting into a vehicle occupied by four people between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m. on December 1.

According to Officer Ryan Smith with the Winona Police Department, the vehicle's four occupants filed affidavits accusing Ford of firing two shots into their car.

Smith said the affiants claimed they were traveling west on Highway 82 after leaving a night club in Kilmichael. Near the intersection of Central Avenue and Highway 82, they claim Ford pulled into the turn lane across from Hi Grade Farm Supply and allegedly fired two shots into the door and back fender on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Smith said the tire on the vehicle was flat, but after further investigation, the flat was not caused by a bullet.

Monday evening, Ford turned himself in to Winona Police, and Smith said, after he spoke with police, Ford allegedly ran from the building, running toward Summit Street on foot. He was apprehended and charged with resisting arrest, Smith said.

Tuesday, Winona City Judge Devo Lancaster reduced Ford's bond, originally set at $100,000 to $20,000 and continued the case until December 10 due to the absence of the city prosecutor, Putt Crull.

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