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DL man charged with violating no-contact order

Patrick Charles Bonga, 36, of Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony violating a restraining order.

According to court records, on Feb. 11, he was court-ordered to avoid any contact with a woman, and to stay at least 500 feet away from her residence in Detroit Lakes.

On Feb. 26, Detroit Lakes police were dispatched to her residence. They were told that Bonga had just left, after walking in to get his belongings. Later he became angry and started yelling, witnesses said.

On March 4, Bonga appeared before District Judge Peter Irvine, who set cash bail at $200 or bond at $2,000, with standard conditions, or bond at $10,000 without any conditions for release.