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Man charged with felony assault for punching man in face multiple times

A Detroit Lakes man is set to make his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of third degree assault.

Benjamin Faith Lujan, 22, of 1150 Jackson Ave., Detroit Lakes, is accused of assaulting another man at a local residence on Aug. 8; the alleged victim was cleaning out his camper, parked in the driveway of the residence, when Jackson reportedly approached him and accused him of stealing some property from him.

A fight ensued in which Jackson allegedly punched the other man in the face multiple times, with a closed fist, then later came to another residence where the man was hiding, waited for him to come outside, then punched the man in the face again, grabbed him by the neck, threw him down onto the concrete and caused him to lose consciousness.

The man was treated for multiple injuries at Sanford Clinic after the incident. The injuries included a mild concussion, sprained wrist and multiple contusions on his face and body.