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Ponsford man facing charges for assaulting his father

A Ponsford man made his initial court appearance in Becker County District Court after being arrested for assaulting his father.

Jeffrey Cates Annette, 24, faces two felony domestic assault charges after an incident that occurred January 9.

According to court documents, Becker County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in Ponsford on a report of a domestic dispute.

The father told officers that his son, Jeffrey Annette, kicked in his bedroom door, and when he told his son to leave, Anette began to punch his father five to six times in the face.

Police observed the father with several cuts and scratches to his head and neck area.

A witness at the scene corroborated the father’s account of what happened, and told police he had to pull Annette off his father.

Annette registered at a .23 blood alcohol level. He has been convicted of two assaults from Sept. 2011 and an adjudication for fifth degree assault from Feb. 2007.

Bail was set at $1,000 with conditions.