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Warrant issued for local man for assault

A warrant has been issued in Becker County District Court for the arrest of a Detroit Lakes man on a felony charge of third degree assault.

Joshua Linn Cheney, 27, of 19463 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit Lakes, is accused of assaulting a former girlfriend at her Detroit Lakes residence on Sept. 7.

According to court records, the woman was treated for a broken collar bone and severe bruising on her back at the local hospital as a result of the incident.

The report alleges that the two were engaged in an escalating argument when Cheney threw her to the ground, and told her to get back in the house. When she refused, he allegedly grabbed her by the wrist and dragged her around the yard before finally leaving the residence.