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Bail set at $50,000 in felony assault case

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Detroit Lakes, 56501

Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Michael Joshua Burciaga, 22, of 28284 County Road 129, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony harassment, felony domestic assault and two felony counts of fifth-degree assault.

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According to court records:

On Tuesday, police were called to a Pine Point residence on the report of a domestic assault. Burciaga allegedly slapped and pushed a woman with whom he is in a romantic relationship. They have three small children together. Witnesses could allegedly hear her being slapped and saying "get off me." Her face had visible bruising and swelling.

Burciaga tested positive for alcohol and opiates at the Becker County Jail.

He has three prior domestic assault-related charges against him involving the same woman back to March of 2008.

District Judge Lisa Borgen on Wednesday set bail or bond at $50,000 and ordered him held on two other files. He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. His next court date is July 1 before Judge Joe Evans.

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