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Chad Vanwinkle, Minot, charged with domestic violence causing bodily injury

Chad David Vanwinkle, 39, Minot, is accused of strangling a woman during an argument on Saturday.

Vanwinkle is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony domestic violence causing bodily injury.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Vanwinkle and the woman had been drinking prior to the argument. Vanwinkle allegedly grabbed the hood on the woman’s sweatshirt and dragged her across the floor. The sweatshirt was so tight around the woman’s neck that she passed out from being unable to breathe. The woman had experienced trouble swallowing and pain for four days after the incident and went to the hospital emergency room for treatment. The woman also had bruising on her right eye and on the right side of her face and head. She also had marks on her arms and forearms, according to the affidavit.

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