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Fight over cigarettes lands one roommate in hospital, other in jail

DILWORTH - A fight between roommates over cigarettes at an apartment here this morning landed one of them at a Fargo hospital and the other in jail.

The alleged assault was reported at 3:50 a.m. from MeritCare Hospital, where the victim received stitches for cuts to the face after being assaulted "pretty severely," Dilworth Police Chief Dave Miller said.

Police were informed that the suspect had left the apartment at 204 4th St. N.W, but he was still there when officers arrived and was taken into custody without incident, Miller said.

Charles Justin Larson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to the Clay County Jail.

It appears that the victim cut his face on the sharp edge of a coffee table during the fight, Miller said, adding there was blood on the table.