Little Falls man has assault charges dismissed

On July 10, in the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Brent Roger Burgardt, 32, St. Cloud, had one felony count of third degree assault dismissed.

On Sept 17, 2012, the Pierz Police Department was informed of an assault which occurred the previous day. The victim said he had been assaulted by Burgardt and another person.

The victim said he had gone to a bar in Pierz and while there the other man began harassing him. The man was escorted out of the bar.

When the victim went to another bar, the two men were there. When the bar closed, he walked with the two men toward his vehicle and an argument broke out. He said both men began beating him on the face, shoulders and chest.

Later, at the hospital, the victim learned he had a non-displaced fracture through the right and left nasal bone.

Assistant Morrison County Attorney Todd Kosovich said the charge was dismissed against Burgardt because the evidence revealed he was not involved in the crime to the extent previously believed.