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Sheena Lavallie, Minot, charged with assaulting woman

Sheena Marie Lavallie, 32, Minot, is accused of strangling, punching and pulling the hair of another woman during a fight April 26 outside a Minot residence.

Lavallie is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony aggravated assault. She was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court on Thursday. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 15.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the alleged victim told police that she had been staying at the house near the Super 8 Motel with the permission of the owner. She returned home on the morning of April 26 and saw Lavallie outside near the garage. Lavallie put her hands around the other woman’s neck and made it hard for her to breathe for a couple of seconds. The alleged victim managed to put her arms up against Lavallie to ease the pressure on her neck. Lavallie grabbed the other woman’s hair again, pulled her into the home’s kitchen, and punched her in the face a couple of times. Lavallie told the alleged victim she would kill her if she called the police. The alleged victim then went to the Super 8 Motel and friends called police.

The alleged victim had a black eye, a swollen lip and scratches and red marks on her neck after the incident.

A complaint in the case was signed on July 11, 2 1/2 months after the incident. The charge was not filed with the court until July 28. The warrant on Lavallie was served on Aug. 6.

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