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Sartell Man’s Grandson Recovering from Metal Vise Incident [AUDIO]

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BLOOMINGTON – An Iraq war veteran continues to recover from his injuries, after a metal vise smashed through the windshield of his car a week ago.

Jonathan Stacke’s grandfather is Paul Stacke of Sartell.  He says his grandson was driving home with his buddy on Normandale Boulevard in Bloomington when the incident happened.

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Stacke says his grandson has had two reconstructive surgeries already.  He is home from the hospital, but more surgeries will be necessary.

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The 31-year-old Jonathan Stacke is a recruiter for the Army National Guard.

Police have arrested 38-year-old Garret Parks of Bloomington.  He’s expected to be charged today (Monday).  There have been five similar incidents in that area over the past couple of months, but police are not sure if they’re all related.

Meanwhile, The Bloomington man accused of throwing the metal vise through a car windshield last week is now being charged in western Wisconsin for a different set of crimes.

The suspect was released from the Hennepin County jail early Sunday and later spotted by officers speeding past a police station in St. Croix Falls. The suspect led police on a chase which ended on State Highway 35. He’s now in custody in Polk County for fleeing police, reckless driving, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle while under the influence.

The suspect was to be charged in Hennepin County today (Monday) for the metal vise incident.

The Minnesota News Network helped with this story.

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