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Two Frazee men sentenced to prison for assault and robbery.

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Two Frazee men sentenced to prison for assault and robbery.
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Two Frazee men have been sentenced to prison for assault and robbery.

Gary Wayne Merrill, 27, of 30397 Highway 10, No. 2, Frazee and Larry Duane Merrill, 27, same address, were both charged with simple robbery and third-degree assault, both felonies.

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On April 23, they assaulted a man at an apartment in Detroit Lakes, according to court records. They took $100 from him and punched him in the face several times before fleeing on foot. The victim suffered a broken rib.

They were sentenced on the assault charge March 3 in Becker County District Court. The robbery charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Gary Merrill was sentenced by District Judge Mark Hansen to 26 months in prison, with credit for time served, and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution and a $50 fine plus court fees from his prison earnings.

Larry Merrill was sentenced by District Judge Peter Irvine to 21 months in prison, with credit for 152 days in jail that he has already served. He was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution and a $50 fine plus court fees from his prison earnings. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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