May 4 court date for men accused in racially motivated assault


A contested omnibus hearing has been set for 9 a.m. on May 4 for the two men accused of the Feb. 6 assault on Brainerd resident Willie Navy in downtown Brainerd. 

Lucas Eastwood, 27, Backus, and Travis Campbell, 29, Pequot Lakes, appeared for omnibus hearings Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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