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Verndale man out on bail on assault charge

A Verndale man is facing a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault after an incident Feb. 27.

According to court records, Melvin Leonard Lindula, 21, went through his girlfriend's cell phone history and found she placed a call to her ex-boyfriend. He went to the bedroom and confronted her about it, which became physical, with Lindula punching her in the face, arm, stomach and shoulder, and also biting her on the thumb, court record said.

He was released on $300 bail. His next hearing was set for March 12.