Court news: Ottertail man charged with domestic assault by strangulation; DWI charges for Ogema man
As his girlfriend tried to leave the apartment, he slammed the door on her hand. He is also accused of choking her during the argument to the point that she almost passed out, according to court records.
DETROIT LAKES — Vincent Louis Beaulieu, 30, of Ottertail has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic assault by strangulation and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.
According to court records, on May 9, at approximately 3:14 a.m. a White Earth Police officer was sent to a residence in Waubun to handle a domestic assault.
Beaulieu's girlfriend was visibly upset and crying, saying that she was in an argument with Beaulieu and he came after her. As she tried to leave the apartment, he slammed the door on her hand. He is also accused of choking her during the argument to the point that she almost passed out.
Beaulieu also took her phone from her when she tried to call her sister. Officers found him outside a neighbor’s residence nearby. He said he and his girlfriend got into an argument and he "just had to get out of there," but denied any physical contact.
On May 10, he was released without bail, under standard conditions.
A settlement conference was set for Aug. 17 and if no settlement is reached a jury trial is set for Aug. 31.
Man faces two felony DWI charges
Blake Alan Dodd, 36, of rural Ogema has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of DWI.
According to court records, on the evening of May 4, he was pulled over by a White Earth Police officer on Highway 34 for a broken driver's side taillight. There was a warrant for his arrest, he showed signs of chemical impairment and did poorly on field sobriety tests. A urine sample was taken and placed into evidence.
On May 6, cash bail or bond for Dodd was set at $15,000, under standard conditions of release, or $30,000 bond with no conditions. On May 12, he posted a $15,000 bond and was released.
An omnibus hearing is set for July 25.