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Decorah man will go on trial on assault charge in February

Posted: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 9:45 AM

Decorah Police have arrested a Decorah man on an assault charge.  53-year-old Steve Ransom is scheduled for a non-jury trial at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 15th, at the Winneshiek County Courthouse.
Police officers were called to the Stone Hearth Inn on Wednesday, December 16th to investigate a report of an assault.  An employee of the business told officers Ransom had pushed and slapped him for putting cheese on an order of fries. Police learned another employee had taken a video of the December 16th incident. Officers filed the assault charge after viewing the video, which police say showed Ransom slapping the employee, grabbing him by the shirt and pushing his finger into the employee's face.
The assault charge is a simple misdemeanor.