Teen Accused Of Biting Hibbing Mayor To Stand Trial As An Adult

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Teen Accused Of Biting Hibbing Mayor To Stand Trial As An Adult

July 13, 2011 Updated Jul 13, 2011 at 3:57 PM CDT

Posted by Melissa Burlaga

Hibbing, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) The teenager accused of biting the Mayor of Hibbing in the face will stand trial as an adult.

Hibbing's Mayor, Rick Cannata, was bitten following attempted robbery and attack in May which happened while he was walking home with his wife and another couple.

Wednesday it was ruled that 17 year old Thunder Cloud Jose Rodriguez will stand trial as an adult for his alleged crimes.

Rodriguez was charged on eight criminal counts.

Two other suspects, 20 year old Jeffrey Michael Hoshal and 30 year old Daniel Jordan Thurston, are also facing numerous charges including robbery and assault for their alleged involvement in the incident.