Blaine man facing assault charges

A Blaine man faces two assault charges in Anoka County District Court, one of them a felony, following an incident with a baseball bat.

Daniel Donald Dunn, 45, was arraigned in court June 7 on felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault counts.

Bail was set at $20,000 without conditions or $1,000 with conditions and a no contact order was issued by the court.

His next court appearance is set for July 9.

Dunn is accused of striking another male, the adult son of his girlfriend, on the right knee with a baseball bat at a residence on 110th Avenue N.E. June 5.

According to the complaint, the victim told police he was attacked by Dunn while he was sitting on the couch in the living room following an argument and after Dunn went into the garage to get the baseball bat.

The complaint alleges that police saw fresh baseball bat marks on the victim’s right knee.

In a statement, the victim’s mother alleged that Dunn had been drinking and was extremely intoxicated.

She alleged she heard yelling, looked into the living room and saw Dunn raise the baseball bat in the air with two hands and strike her son on the knee.

When police arrested Dunn and took him to jail, he allegedly blew a .30 on the preliminary breath test.

In a post-Miranda statement, Dunn allegedly admitted to being drunk, losing his temper and hitting the victim with the baseball bat unprovoked.

He was extremely remorseful, according to the complaint.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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