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Authorities looking for man in ‘snitch’ carving case, say he's confronted a witness

He posted bond last week.

Authorities are looking for a man charged with kidnapping and assaulting a teenager.

Scott Lindgren, 21, was arrested earlier this month after a 17-year-old boy was found in “really bad shape" with the world "snitch" carved into his chest.

Lindgren was held on $250,000 bail, but posted bond last week and got out. Authorities say the 21-year-old has been tampering with a witness and making violent threats. So on Friday, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for his arrest.

The warrant describes the witness tampering as "aggravated" and notes this kind of interference is a felony.

If anyone sees or knows where Lindgren is, officials ask you to call the sheriff's office at 218-384-9520.

What happened?

According to the criminal complaint:

Lindgren asked the victim to come to his house earlier this month, and that’s where Lindgren and “other accomplices” tied him to a chair and assaulted him and threatened him with a gun.

The victim told police he was tied up in a chair “for a long period of time,” and Lindgren and two other people “continually assaulted him” throughout the night. They pistol whipped his head and carved the word “snitch” into his chest with a sharp object.

He suffered “many serious injuries,” including to his head and brain. He also had visible injuries to his face and body, including a “large burn” on the back of his neck.

Lindgren has been charged with seven felonies in connection with he assault.

The victim was released from the hospital last week.

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