Man Arrested for Assault and Arson 15 Oct 13

A Mankato man was arrested Sunday morning after police say he was physically and verbally assaulting people downtown and tried to start a fire. Reis Allan Tueffel was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when police arrested him on South Broad Street.

According to witnesses, Tueffel allegedly assaulted two different people and tried to set a fire to a shrub near the area where the alleged assault occurred. Neither victim required medical attention. Tueffel is facing charges of second-degree assault, fifth-degree arson and terroristic threats, all of which would be felonies.