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Wadena man faces another domestic assault charge

A 27-year-old Wadena man is facing his seventh domestic assault charge if convicted.

On March 22 at approximately 9:22 p.m., officers were called to a scene outside of a Wadena residence. A large group of people had gathered there, in response to what witnesses saw. Witnesses said they saw Marshall Anthony Holmes was pushing a man into the building several times, and a scuffle ensued, according to court documents. The alleged victim eventually fell to the ground and attempted to retreat back into his residence.

The alleged victim said he had laid down to sleep at his home around 7 p.m. that night, but a large group of people were talking loudly outside and preventing him from sleeping, court records said. Accompanied by a woman, he walked outside at that time to investigate when the pair noticed Holmes and another woman coming around the corner of the building. A short time later, Holmes started pushing the man, court documents said. This was when the victim tried to walk back into his own residence, but Holmes followed him inside the apartment. The altercation continued inside the residence, where the victim claimed only pushing occurred, said court records. However, there was blood both outside and inside the apartment, and a witness said Holmes was punching the man in the face from behind and "was swinging on [his] face." Holmes eventually left the residence when a crowd gathered.

When officers arrived on the scene, Holmes was not present, however, a short time later he returned to the building to the alleged victim's apartment, according to court documents. There he was apprehended by police who handcuffed him and transported him to TCHC due to injuries. When treated at Tri-County ER, Holmes stated his injuries didn't stem from his fight with the victim, but a prior incident with his girlfriend.