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Man arrested for hammer attack

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A former Western Sugar Factory employee is behind bars after attacking a co-worker with a hammer.

32-year-old Jason Bates was arrested on Friday night after a fight took place at Western Sugar.

A police affidavit says that Bates assaulted a co-worker with a hammer after finding out that he had been convicted of statutory rape.

Bates was later arrested and charged with 1st Degree Assault. The charge is a Class III felony, which carries a jail sentence anywhere from 1 to 25 years in prison, as well as the possibility of a fine up to $25,000.

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