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Forum staff reports, Published August 21 2013

Moorhead man sentenced for burglary, domestic assault

MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man will serve about three months in jail for breaking into his girlfriend’s home and slamming her head into drywall.

Cody Brandon Finley, 24, pleaded guilty on July 10 in Clay County District Court to first-degree burglary, a felony, and a charge of domestic assault, a misdemeanor.

Finley was sentenced Wednesday to serve 90 days in jail and will be on probation for 10 years. Finley was also ordered to pay $1,800 in restitution plus court fees.

Court documents state that in May, dispatchers received a call 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 hid herself in a closet. When her boyfriend, Finley, broken in the door, he grabbing her by her hair and shook her hard enough to put her head through the drywall, documents state.