17-year-old Arrested in St. Cloud Fatal Assault 25 Sep 12

Police have taken a 17-year-old St. Cloud boy into custody in connection with an assault Thursday that led to the death of 20-year-old Colton Ryan Gleason.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, the teen was taken into custody at 4:25 p.m. Monday based on information from the public.

The investigation contiues.

Police Chief Blair Anderson said Monday night he could not comment further. A press conference about the case is expected today (Tuesday).

Gleason, a Greenfield resident who was visiting St. Cloud, died after being punched in the alley in the 600 block between Eighth Avenue South and Ninth Avenue South. He died Friday night.

Gleason was walking with two female friends when a car passed them in the alley at about 11:20 p.m. Several people got out of the vehicle, and one person punched Gleason, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ground.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.