WINONA, Minn. (AP) - A boater who allegedly rammed a water patrol boat on the Mississippi River and fought with Winona County deputies is free on his own recognizance.
The Post-Bulletin of Rochester reports that 39-year-old Mark Thomas Pellowski made his first court appearance Tuesday on charges that included assault with a dangerous weapon, assaulting a peace officer, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, and drunken boating. He's due back in court Sept. 24.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says deputies in a patrol boat saw two men in a fishing boat with no lights Saturday night. When they attempted to pull up alongside, Pellowski allegedly rammed it. He then allegedly got into a fight with the deputies.
A phone number listed for a Mark Pellowski in Winona rang unanswered Thursday.
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