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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A bench warrant was issued Friday for the arrest of a Rochester man charged with stabbing and severely injuring another man a year and a half ago.

Court records indicate 21-year-old Trashun Haywood failed to appear earlier this week for a pretrial hearing in Olmsted County Court. He was released from custody on $50,000 conditional bail after he was charged with first and second-degree assault.

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The criminal complaint says Haywood is accused of repeatedly stabbing another man with a pocket knife after the two men got into an argument at a northeast Rochester apartment in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve in 2021. The court document indicates the victim suffered stab wounds to his neck, abdomen, and arm that required medical personnel at the St. Marys Hospital Emergency Department to perform "lifesaving measures."

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Haywood is currently scheduled to stand trial on the charges beginning August 14. He previously failed to report for a required court hearing in January of this year. Prosecutors requested a warrant for his arrest at the time, but his defense attorney explained the missed court hearing was due to a communication mixup.

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