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Published June 29 2012

West Fargo man charged with assault

MOORHEAD – A West Fargo man has been charged with first-degree assault, domestic assault and domestic abuse after attempting to strangle his ex-girlfriend in her apartment here June 23, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court.

Police believe Chad Pallas, 31, entered the apartment through a window and started arguing with his ex-girlfriend before punching her in the face and head, according to the complaint filed Thursday.

Pallas then began to choke the woman with his bare hands before dumping a mop bucket of water over her, the complaint states.

The complaint states the victim had an order of protection filed against Pallas, forbidding contact between the two.