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Brittany Swinson, Minot, charged with felony domestic violence

Brittany Lynn Swinson, 21, Minot, is accused of beating up another woman, hitting her with an ice scraper and a cell phone, and pushing her down a flight of stairs during a domestic violence altercation on Sunday.

Swinson is charged with Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury and Class A misdemeanor violation of a domestic violence protection order in district court in Minot.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the alleged victim’s roommate contacted police after the alleged victim, who is Swinson’s wife, called him and said Swinson was breaking down doors in the home.

The alleged victim had two lacerations on her face and had a large bump on her head. She told police she and Swinson had been arguing and she locked Swinson outside. Swinson punched her fist through a glass door and gained access to the house. Swinson then pushed the other woman down a flight of stairs and injured her. The woman told police that Swinson hit her in the face with the ice scraper and then with her cell phone. The cell phone had blood on it when the officer saw it. Swinson has two prior convictions for domestic violence and there is a protection order in place forbidding Swinson from contact with the other woman.

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