Willmar Police Officers Injured in Assault 20 Dec 13

Two Willmar police officers who were assaulted Thursday have been released from the hospital.

Cody Lee Friese of Willmar was wanted out of Yellow Medicine County on a court order violation.

KWLM reports that during his arrest, he became violent and attacked the officers, leaving one officer with a head injury. The 28 year veteran of the Willmar Police Department was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital and released Thursday evening.  A 6 year veteran of the force sustained a minor hand injury.  

Friese was eventually restrained through the use of TASER and additional help. He is currently being held in the Kandiyohi County jail facing potential charges including 4th Degree Assault and Obstructing the Legal Process.