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Man faces two felony domestic assault charges

John Lawrence Bigbear, 38, of Waubun has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of domestic assault.

According to court records, on Jan. 13 he allegedly assaulted a woman at a house on Church Lane in White Earth. Responding officers found that the victim, who was intoxicated, had injuries to an eye and lip and they found blood and spilled beer on the floor, along with a broken cellphone and broken items strewn about the kitchen. The woman said she and Bigbear have been in a relationship for four years and that she is afraid of him. Bigbear was allegedly found hiding downstairs.

He appeared Jan. 16 before District Judge Peter Irvine, who set bail at $1,000 or bond at $10,000, with conditions, or bond at $50,000 without standard conditions of release.