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DL man hit with two felony domestic assault charges

John William Horton, 35, of Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of domestic assault.

According to court records, on Jan. 11 Becker County deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Road 132 and allegedly found that Horton had assaulted his live-in girlfriend of six months — slapping her face and hitting her in the arm and stomach. He allegedly used a "knife-hand" strike on her arm, badly bruising her bicep.

On Jan. 14, Horton appeared before Becker County District Judge Mark Hansen, who set cash bail at $500 or bond at $5,000, with standard conditions, or bond at $10,000 without any conditions for release.