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Samuel Kendrick, Minot, sentenced to eight days in jail, 2 years probation, for punching pregnant woman in the head

Samuel Robert Kendrick, 31, Minot, was sentenced on Monday to 360 days in jail, with a requirement that he serve eight days, and two years of supervised probation for punching a pregnant woman multiple times in the head and arm during a domestic violence altercation on Feb. 17. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Kendrick was angry because the victim had taken away his remote control while he was playing a video game.

Kendrick was found guilty by a jury in September of the Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury charge.

Court records show that Kendrick will receive credit for two days already served in jail. Judge Doug Mattson ordered Kendrick to report to the jail to serve the remaining six days of his sentence on April 4, 2021.

Mattson also ordered Kendrick to complete an evaluation for domestic violence offenders and follow through on recommended treatment and to pay $525 in court costs. If Kendrick successfully completes probation, the charge will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor.

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