Minot man accused of punching girlfriend in face

A 45-year-old Minot man is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face repeatedly during a domestic altercation early Tuesday.

Chad Allan Jones is charged with aggravated assault – domestic violence, a Class C felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Tuesday.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Jones was angry because the woman had been out and he didn’t know where she had been. The woman told police that Jones grabbed her, threw her to the ground and punched her in the face multiple times while calling her names. She called the police after he left. She was taken by ambulance to Trinity Hospital for treatment. An officer wrote in the affidavit that the woman’s nose appeared to be broken.

– Andrea Johnson