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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • 2 ND men face charges in confrontation with boys

  • Gerald Manley and Michael Pajala both are charged with disorderly conduct.
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  • Two Fargo men accused of confronting juveniles they say were terrorizing a neighborhood have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges.
    Gerald Manley and Michael Pajala both are charged with disorderly conduct. Manley also faces a simple assault charge for allegedly being physical with one of the boys.
    Authorities allege that Manley, Pajala and a third man confronted the juveniles in a vehicle on a street. They say Pajala was armed with a semiautomatic rifle and the third man had a concealed handgun. The third man was not charged.
    Parents of the three boys in the car tell The Forum newspaper (http://bit.ly/11EUYb6 ) that the Saturday night incident terrified their children. Defense attorney Bruce Quick says the boys have been terrorizing the neighborhood for about a year.
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