Oakdale man arrested after fight at local restaurant

Police arrested the suspect on Saturday for causing head injuries to another Oakdale resident.

A 29-year-old Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning for causing head injuries to another Oakdale man.

Police received a call about a fight at . When officers arrived they found a 23-year-old Oakdale man lying unconscious outside of the building. The victim was transported to Regions Hospital. He had a broken nose, skull fracture and brain bleed, according to the initial complaint report.  

Officers picked up the suspect at Helena Road and Helmo Avenue and arrested him for third-degree assault. The man was booked in Washington County Jail. 

C June 27, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Hannah, Is there a rule of thumb you use to decide when to include the arrested person's name in an article? I ask because the name and photo of the arrested priest was listed, but no name was included in this article. I don't think that either approach is wrong. I'm just curious about the decision.
Hannah Gruber June 27, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Thanks for the question Chris. It kind of depends on each editor, but some of us Patch editors around here generally try not to list a person's name unless it's a felony or some kind of public figure (like the priest). But there is always an exception to the "rule," so it kind of depends on each case. I hope that answers your question!
C June 28, 2012 at 01:56 AM
It does. Thanks.


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