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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A jury trial has been set May 6 for a Detroit Lakes man facing multiple felony charges, including domestic assault and terroristic threats, in connection with a March 7 incident in Detroit Lakes.

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Charles Steven Turman, 36, of 120 North St., Detroit Lakes, has been charged with two counts of domestic assault, one count of domestic assault by strangulation, and one count of terroristic threats.

According to court records, Turman got into an argument with his wife, during which she asked him to leave. He then allegedly hit her with an object, screamed at her, punched her several times, grabbed her and started to choke her.

He also allegedly threatened to kill her, and prevented her from leaving the residence. The assault reportedly stopped when the woman was able to find her keys and locked herself in her car until he left.

According to the complaint, Turman has two prior convictions on his record, for domestic assault in 2012, and battery in 2008 (the latter occurred in Illinois).

Turman is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail awaiting trial; a settlement conference is scheduled for April 23. His bail was set at $75,000 with conditions, or $150,000 without conditions.

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