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Ogema man in court for domestic assault

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An Ogema man made his first appearance last week in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of domestic assault.

Robert Lane Jackson, 37, of P.O. Box 176, Ogema, is accused of assaulting a woman in the Ogema residence where they were both residing at that time.

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According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she was lying down in the bedroom when Jackson allegedly came in, angry, and began punching her in the forehead before dragging her across the bed by her hair, kicking her in the ribs and throwing her into a corner before breaking her cell phone in half and threatening to kill her if she left him.

Jackson has prior convictions for domestic assault (three counts), violating an order for protection, domestic assault by strangulation and felony assault on his record.

He is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail awaiting his next court appearance, at a Jan. 14 Rule 8 hearing.

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