Alexandria man charged with Strangling Fargo Catholic Diocese Priest

Alexandria man charged with Strangling Fargo Catholic Diocese Priest Click to Enlarge

Charges have been filed against an Alexandria, MN man in connection with the assault of a Fargo Catholic Diocese priest in Anamoose, ND. Chad Legare is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and robbery.

Court documents say Legare “strangled and otherwise assaulted” Fr. Robert Wapenski. The criminal complaint says Wapenski was attacked at night inside his residence.

Wapenski was assaulted Jan. 30 at St. Francis Xavier Church, where he serves as pastor. He was treated and released from a hospital.

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