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Two warrants issued for White Earth man for assault

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Two warrants have been issued for a White Earthman accused of felony domestic assault.

Kristopher Lee Villebrun, 24, of Box 355 White Earth was charged in Becker County District Court with two counts each of felony harassment, felony domestic assault and felony fifth-degree assault.

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According to court records, the charges stem from two incidents:

• On May 22 he allegedly struck a 27-year-old woman with whom he had been in a long-term relationship, striking her about the head with an object she believed to be a gun.

An officer talked to her at St. Mary's Innovis hospital, where she went for treatment. Villebrun was allegedly intoxicated at the time and begged her not to tell police. He is currently awaiting sentencing on another charge and was under a no-drink order.

• On June 8, he allegedly struck the woman again, after falsely telling her he had turned himself in on a warrant and was willing to pay for her cell phone, which he had broken earlier.

When she went with him to get money for the cellphone, he allegedly begin punching her on the leg, arm and side. She was able to get away after Villebrun's father told him to stop hitting her.

On Thursday, District Judge Mark Hansen issued two new warrants for Villebrun's arrest. His whereabouts are unknown.

In October of 2008, Villebrun was sentenced in Becker County District Court for violating a domestic abuse no-contact order, a felony, and gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

On Oct. 8, District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to 21 months in prison on the no-contact charge, execution of sentence stayed five years.

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