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DL man in court for assaulting woman

A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of domestic assault.

Jason Allan Young, 33, of 702 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, is accused of assaulting a woman at the Detroit Lakes residence they shared on Jan. 27.

According to court records, Young allegedly became upset with the woman while they were sharing a 12-pack of beer, and started slapping her with open hands on the sides of her head, about a dozen times, then reportedly placed his forearm on her throat and pinned her to the bed.

According to the complaint, the woman "acted dead" to try to get Young to move off of her, then sat up, and he then reportedly punched her in the chest. He also reportedly punched her in the chest a second time when she was standing near the bed, causing her to fall to the ground.

Young has three prior domestic violence-related convictions on his record, all of them within the last 10 years.

He is currently being held at the Becker County Jail pending his next court appearance, at a Feb. 19 omnibus hearing. His bail was set at $20,000 with conditions, or $50,000 without conditions.