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Man faces charges after victim dies following fight outside ND bar

Apparently the victim said something that made the suspect mad.

A North Dakota man who was injured in an assault outside of a bar early Sunday has died from his injuries, the Cass County, North Dakota Sheriff's Office said. And the man who is accused of punching him has been charged. 

Officials were called to Big Erv's Bar and Grill in Horace, North Dakota, at 1:51 a.m. on June 28 on a report of an alleged assault, a news release said

The Cass County Sheriff's Office learned that a man had assaulted two patrons and a bartender. One of the victims, Marlin Klatt, 31, of Horace, was taken to the hospital that night with injuries. He has since died from his injuries. 

On the night of the assault, deputies arrested 25-year-old Jordan Ryker Pendleton, of Horrace. He is charged with one count of manslaughter, one count of aggravated assault, and two counts of simple assault, the state's attorney's office announced during a news conference Tuesday

According to Valley News Live, citing court documents, Klatt and Pendleton were chatting outside the bar after the bar closed and Klatt brought up something that made Pendleton mad. That's when he punched Klatt in the face, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the sidewalk.

Two others intervened and Pendleton attacked them as well, the news station says.

Pendleton appeared in court Tuesday, at which time bail was set at $500,000 cash. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 30, officials said.

Horace, North Dakota, is southwest of Fargo, in Cass County.

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