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DL man charged with assault

Richard Lee Washington, 56, of 523 East Union St., Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to court records, on June 8 about 8:15 p.m. police were called to the Northside bar, where a woman allegedly told them her boyfriend, Washington, had held a gun to her head.

Witnesses allegedly agreed that he had held a gun to the woman's head, and then to his own head, before taking off and leaving the bar.

Police found him a short ways away. He admitted to having a gun. They found a full-sized black and silver BB gun near the scene.

He appeared June 7 before District Judge Joe Evans, who set cash bail or bond at $50,000 with conditions or $150,000 without conditions.

His next court appearance is Monday.

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