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Rainbow Gathering Attendee Arrested on Assault Charges

Aug 28, 2018 01:31PM ● By Editor

Media Release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office - August 28, 2018

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Cook County Ambulance responded to a Rainbow Gathering being held in the Superior National Forest off of Trout Lake Road over the weekend. 

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Spencer Fredrickson, of Northfield, MN, on Sunday, Aug 26, 2018, who is being charged with 1st Degree Assault (strangulation, jaw pulling) and 4th Degree Assault on a Peace Officer. Fredrickson was attending a Rainbow Gathering where he physically assaulted a 40-year-old female victim, bit off part of another male party’s finger and assaulted a Sheriff’s Office Deputy while under the influence of LSA, LSD and ‘Morning Glory Seeds’.

 Spenser Fredrickson of Northfield MN.  Photo:  Cook County Sheriff's Office

Fredrickson grabbed the female victim by the throat and attempted to strangle her as well attempting to pull her jaw apart by force, after the female had attempted to calm Fredrickson down at the gathering and refused unwanted advances. The female victim was able to scream for help and a group of people then came upon her and attempted to pull Fredrickson off of her, noting that the Defendant was exhibiting 'super human strength.'

During this struggle, Fredrickson then bit off part of a finger of a person named 'Satellite.' The group was able to restrain the Defendant with Duct Tape to subdue him, until law enforcement arrived.

Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Hayes arrived on scene to assist, and while trying to prevent the Defendant from cutting off his own circulation, the Defendant assaulted the Deputy breaking the skin through the Deputy’s gloves.

Both assault victims were treated and later released at the North Shore Health Hospital in Grand Marais, MN. Fredrickson is being held on $200,000 bail in the Cook County Jail and is being charged in Court today.

Contact: Sheriff Pat Eliasen, 218-387-3030 or [email protected]


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