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Waldriff, from Lamberton, is accused of punching Dymanh Chhoun’s cellphone while he was recording video for WCCO of a confrontation between supporters of President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 30. The assault occurred just a few hours before Trump held his rally in Duluth — his last one before testing positive for COVID-19.
Waldriff is also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He could face up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.