The Anoka County Attorney’s Office has filed three assault charges, one of them a felony, against a Coon Rapids man for an incident in Ramsey in June.
Dominic Earl Dixon, 20, will be arraigned in Anoka County District Court Oct. 29 on a felony third-degree assault charge as well as two misdemeanor fifth-degree assault (bodily harm) counts.
The early morning hours of June 8, Ramsey Police responded to a residence on the 15700 block of Lithium Street on an assault report, where they were met by a male who told officers that another man had been taken to the hospital.
The man told police he had been in the backyard of the residence when two males, one of them Dixon, approached him and Dixon punched him in the face, then the other male jumped in and both males punched him several more times, according to the complaint.
Officers allegedly observed numerous facial injuries to the man, who went to Mercy Hospital and was diagnosed with contusions to the face and laceration to his lip.
The man alleged that two of his friends had gone to another residence to confront Dixon and the other male and one of them had been assaulted.
Police located the assault victim at Mercy Hospital and learned that he and a friend had walked to a residence on the 5700 block of 157th Lane NW to find out what had happened, according to the complaint.
The victim alleged that Dixon approached him, punched him in the face and he immediately lost consciousness.
Medical records show that the man suffered multiple fractures to his face, specifically a displaced left mandible fracture, and he was required to have his jaw wired shut for a month.
In a statement to police, a woman who witnessed the assault at the 157th Lane address alleged she saw Dixon come around the victim’s blind side and punch him on the side of the face, causing him to fall face first on the driveway, where he was unconscious for about two minutes.
Other witnesses also allegedly observed the assault at the Lithium Street address on the other man, who called police about the incident involving Dixon and the other man.
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