Adam Michael Wolfswinkel, 21, of Lake Park, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

According to court records, on the evening of Nov. 16, 2019, Wolfswinkel assaulted another man outside the Lake Park Liquor Store. The next day, the victim told a Becker County deputy that he had been at the Lake Park Liquor Store and had gotten into an argument with two men over vehicles. One came up to him, put his arm around his shoulders, and told him he should apologize to his friend. That was the last thing the victim said he remembered. He drove home, woke up his wife, and she saw he had blood all over himself. The deputy observed that his face was swollen, with two black eyes.

Witnesses and surveillance video pointed to Wolfswinkel, according to court records. The victim never threw a punch or took a swing at Wolfswinkel, a witness said.

Wolfswinkel admitted hitting the victim, and told the officer that he had been drinking, “which didn’t help.”

The victim suffered two broken upper teeth and several broken bones in the nose, according to court records.

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On Jan. 25, Wolfswinkel was issued a summons to appear in court Feb. 20 before District Judge Mike Fritz.

ND man charged with assault in bar incident

Chance David Noonan, 23, of Gwinner, N.D., was charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

According to court records, on Jan. 5 at the Holiday Inn bar, Noonan unexpectedly grabbed a man and punched him in the face. He knocked the man to the floor, breaking his nose and leaving him covered in blood.

On Jan. 28, Noonan was issued a summons to appear in court Feb. 20 before District Judge Mike Fritz.

Frazee woman sentenced for credit card fraud

Laderia Michelle Davis, 34, of Frazee was sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor credit card fraud.

A felony charge of credit card fraud was dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records, on Oct. 13, 2018, a woman reported that her debit card had been used at ATMs at All in All in Frazee and Frazee Family Foods. In all, $361 was taken in five ATM transactions in Frazee from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9, 2018. Davis was identified through surveillance video.

She appeared in court Jan. 21 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced her to a year in jail, all but one day stayed two years, and credit for one day served.

Davis was ordered to pay a $500 fee and $951 in court fees, and pay restitution. She was placed on unsupervised probation for two years.

DL man faces felony drug charges

Thomas David Vera III, 21, of Detroit Lakes, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, gross misdemeanor fifth-degree controlled substance crime, and felony being a fugitive from justice from another state.

According to court records, on Jan. 25 he was arrested on a Ward County, N.D., warrant for burglary and criminal conspiracy, after being pulled over in Detroit Lakes for driving with no front license plate. He was found to have 7.79 grams of marijuana wax in a rubber container on his person.

On Jan. 27, District Judge Gretchen Thilmony set cash bail on the drug charges at $300 or bond at $3,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $10,000 with no conditions. He waived his right to an extradition hearing on the fugitive charge. His next court appearance is March 16.

Bond set at $20,000 in sex case

Eddie Matthew Kulzer, 20, of Detroit Lakes, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to court records, on Jan. 24 Kulzer picked up a 15-year-old girl from school and engaged in sexual intercourse with her at his home in Detroit Lakes. He said he knew she was only 15 years old. Police became involved after the girl was called in as a runaway the next day.

On Jan. 27, District Judge Mike Fritz set cash bail for Kulzer at $20,000 or bond at $20,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $50,000 with no conditions.