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DL man charged with burglary and assault

Randal Todd Porter Jr., 24, of 807½ Washington Ave. No. 1, Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree burglary -- others present, and felony first-degree burglary -- assault.

On March 3 at about 12:15 a.m. Detroit Lakes police officers were called to a domestic disturbance after Porter allegedly pounded on the door of a residence, then broke the door in when no one answered. He allegedly pushed around a guest and slapped and yelled at a woman with whom he had had a long-term relationship. She called 911 and escaped to a neighbor's residence, but he allegedly cornered her outside and only let her go when police officers arrived.

He appeared March 4 before District Judge Mark Hansen, who set cash bail or bond at $25,000, with a number of conditions, including no contact with the victim. His next appearance was set for March 10.