Police investigate Assault of Mahnomen man

Police investigate Assault of Mahnomen man Click to Enlarge

MAHNOMEN (KDLM) - The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department is investigating an assault that has sent one man to a Fargo hospital with severe burns.

On Sunday, July 8 around 11:15pm the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a statement from Brian Smith of Mahnomen stating that three males came into his garage, assaulted him and took his 2018 Ford F150. His pickup was later found burned on a snowmbile trail on the Mahnomen/Clearwater county line.

A facebook post that was shared Monday suggests that the three men that jumped Smith also "threw gasoline on him, set him on fire and poured gasoline around his house with his wife and nephews and nieces in the house".

The case is under investigation by the White Earth Police Department and Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office.

A GoFundMe page has been setup by Brian's family to cover the medical costs.

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