Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Mayor Attack

By KBJR News 1

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 10:48 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The teen accused of biting the Mayor of Hibbing in the face has pleaded not guilty to the eight criminal charges against him.

Police say 17-year-old Thunder Cloud Jose Rodriguez allegedly bit Hibbing Mayor, Rick Cannata, following an attempted robbery and attack in May.

A Judge ruled earlier this summer there is probable cause for the eight charges against the teenager, who is being tried as an adult.

A Pre-Trial is set for September 22nd.

Two other suspects are also facing numerous charges for their alleged involvement in the incident.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen