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Forum staff reports, Published January 05 2011

Alleged dumbbell attack victim out of hospital

The 82-year-old victim of an alleged assault with a dumbbell in Fargo is no longer in the hospital.

Joel Donald Johansen, 41, of Fargo, faces felony assault charges, accused of striking Carol Wambheim in the head.

Wambheim was taken to Sanford Medical Center on Sunday with a fractured skull, police said. A Sanford spokeswoman said Tuesday that Wambheim is no longer at the hospital.

Johansen, who made an initial appearance in Cass County District Court on Monday, is being held in the Cass County Jail on bail of $25,000.