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It's probation for assault

Robert Adam Bonde, 31, of 302 West Union St., Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony count of domestic assault by strangulation.

According to court records, about 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 Bonde's live-in girlfriend went to a neighbor's house for help after he choked her while he was "very intoxicated" according to court records. She had marks on her neck consistent with those caused by strangulation.

Bonde appeared May 13 before District Judge Peter Irvine, who sentenced him to a year and a day in prison, execution of sentence stayed four years.

He was placed on supervised probation and fined $1,000 plus court fees.

He must serve 60 days in jail, get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations. He must also get a domestic abuse evaluation, and a domestic no-contact order was ordered kept in place.

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