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Arrest warrant issued for assault of brother

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Ponsford man on the felony charge of third degree assault after he failed to make his first scheduled appearance Monday in Becker County District Court.

Robin Dean Heinonen, 44, of 28138 490th Ave., Ponsford, was charged in connection with a Nov. 25 incident in which he allegedly assaulted his brother during an argument.

According to the criminal complaint, the brothers were watching television together when the defendant allegedly became angry and started punching his brother three or four times with a closed fist, before kicking him in the head another four times.

Court records state that the victim was later treated for a jaw fracture at a local hospital.

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