Albert Lea teen charged with allegedly fracturing man’s skull with golf club

(ABC 6 News) – An 18-year-old Albert Lea woman was charged Monday with allegedly hitting a man’s head with a golf club hard enough to cause a skull fracture.

Alexis Mae Truesdell faces charges of 2nd-degree assault–substantial bodily harm and 2nd-degree riot–armed with a dangerous weapon after a multi-person altercation at the Albert Lea “North Lot” Sunday, Feb. 12.

According to court documents, Albert Lea police arrived to the lot on Broadway Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. and found a man laying on his back, with his forehead covered in blood.

The victim, who was interviewed later in the hospital, allegedly told police he had gone to the lot with friends, and brought a golf club because Truesdell had, he said, acted threatening earlier in the day.

According to court documents, Truesdell told Albert Lea police the victim had swung the golf club around, and she had taken it from him and “bashed him over the head with it, a little too hard.”

The man told law enforcement after Truesdell allegedly hit him with the club, everthing went white and he couldn’t hear anything.

He was diagnosed with a skull fracture.

According to court documents, witnesses described other men and women involved in the altercation, two of whom may also have struck the victim.

Truesdell was the only adult arraigned on assault or rioting charges in Freeborn County Court Monday. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 23.