Hayfield man pleads not guilty to Dodge Center stabbing

(ABC 6 News) – A Hayfield man facing several charges after allegedly stabbing a friend in Dodge Center has pleaded not guilty.

34-year-old Tyler Stroud is facing charges of second-degree assault, fifth-degree drug possession, felon in possession of ammunition, and two counts of misdemeanor weapons possession.

According to court documents, Stroud showed up at the 30-year-old male victim and his wife’s home acting weird, and off his medication. After reportedly refusing to leave, a confrontation ensued, where Stroud allegedly stabbed the male victim and then fled in a vehicle.

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After traveling through Dodge and Olmsted counties, deputies stopped Stroud at a stop sign at 11th Street and Olmsted County Road 5. Stroud was arrested and taken into custody without further incident.

Deputies located the following items on Stroud: black cellphone, 2 live 20 gauge shotshells, small baggie contained various .22 rimfire cartridges, 2 white vape devices containing THC oil, black auto-deploying and retracting knife, small hunting knife in sheath, and a set of metal knuckles.

A pre-trial date has been set for February 11. Stroud remains in the Steele County Detention Center on $200,000 bond.