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Mahnomen man in court for assault

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A Mahnomen man will appear Jan. 28 in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of third degree assault.

Robert Michael Moran Jr., 35, of 2228 College Road, Mahnomen, is accused of assaulting a man in the River View Trailer Park in Detroit Lakes on Jan. 5.

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According to the criminal complaint, Moran had been out at Zorbaz with the victim and another man until early morning, then took a taxi back to his residence.

The man was about to pay the driver and go inside when the defendant allegedly came up to his vehicle and started punching him in the head and neck. A third man came up to them a short time later and broke up the fight, court documents state.

Moran is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail. His bail was set at $25,000 with conditions, or $75,000 without conditions.

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