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Bena man charged with attempted murder following stabbing


A 26-year-old Bena man arrested Sunday for allegedly stabbing another man at a Bena residence was charged Tuesday with attempted second-degree intentional murder and first-degree assault. 

Thomas Wayne Matthews was charged Tuesday in Cass County District Court in Walker in front of Judge John Smith, Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie reported. Unconditional bail was set at $300,000 and conditional bail was set at $200,000. Matthews’ next court date is 1:30 p.m. on May 12. 

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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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