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Assault charge dismissed for Ponsford man

DETROIT LAKES -- A felony charge of domestic assault has been dismissed in Becker County District Court against Darrell Jerome Arthur, 54, of Ponsford.

According to court records, he allegedly hit his live-in girlfriend over the head twice with a bottle of brandy during an argument.

Arthur denies the allegations, saying he was at a friend's house at the time, and several other people were at his residence.

On Dec. 1, the Becker County Attorney's Office dropped the charge to preserve the possibility of filing charges in the case at a later date.