A 22-year old Saint Cloud man was assaulted early Friday morning in the 700 block of West Saint Germain.
Officers stationed on West Saint Germain for bar closings were approached by several individuals who said the man was assaulted on the sidewalk down the street. Officers arrested 23- year old Michael Lachner of Maple Grove who had punched the victim several times in the face and head.
The victim was taken to Saint Cloud Hospital for facial lacerations and received medical attention.
Due to the extent of the victims injuries Lachner was booked and released on charges of 3rd degree assault.