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Charges dropped in felony assault case

Charges have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Alexandria woman in an assault case.

Quashieka Nicole Cook was charged in Douglas County District Court March 7 with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor domestic assault in connection with an incident that occurred on March 5.

The Alexandria Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on 34th Avenue East. The alleged victim of the assault called a relative to report that he had been stabbed by his wife, Cook.

The relative contacted law enforcement and police were able to gain entry into the residence and provide aid to the victim, who was treated and released from Douglas County Hospital.

A jury trial was scheduled to take place this June but the Douglas County Attorney's Office decided to drop the charges after the alleged victim didn't cooperate with authorities in prosecuting the case, according to the attorney's office.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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