Forum staff reports, Published March 25 2013
Moorhead man accused of domestic assaultMOORHEAD – A Moorhead man is facing three felony charges after charging documents filed Friday in Clay County District Court say he kicked in his girlfriend’s door and put her head through a wall.
Cody Brandon Finley, 24, is facing two counts of first-degree burglary and a charge of domestic assault by strangulation, all felonies. He’s also charged with misdemeanor domestic assault.
According to court documents, dispatchers received a call Thursday from what sounded like a young woman who indicated she needed help. Screams could be heard in the background before the line went dead.
Police went to a residence on 73rd Avenue in north Moorhead where the victim said she had hidden herself in a closet when Finley, her boyfriend, had broken in the door, grabbing her by her hair and shaking her violently enough to put her head through the drywall.
Finley was arrested just before 1 p.m. on Thursday. He’s being held in the Clay County Jail.