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Grand Forks man charged with domestic assault for third time this year

Editor's note: This story was originally published Nov. 16, 2017.

A Grand Forks man has been arrested and charged with domestic assault for the third time in 2017.

Travis Michael Lee Holt, 32, was charged with aggravated domestic assault Tuesday, a Class C felony, for allegedly choking a woman and striking her with a can of soup, causing a laceration and bruising in the 1100 block of 26th Avenue South.

The incident marks the second time this year Holt has been arrested for allegedly assaulting the same victim and the third time he has been assaulted for domestic violence this year, court records show.

Holt pleaded guilty to two separate misdemeanor counts of domestic assault with different victims that both occurred June 9. In both cases, Holt was sentenced to 30 days in jail, one case with 20 days suspended, the other with 22 days suspended. In both cases, Holt was allowed to serve the 10- and eight-day stints in jail in broken weekend shifts, according to court records.

He was also ordered to complete a domestic violence program.

Holt was arrested on July 17 for violating an order prohibiting contact with one of the victims and ordered to spend 15 days in jail. He was again allowed to serve his time in weekend stints at the jail and was released into the public during the week.

His next court appearance is set for Dec. 18. Holt is currently listed as representing himself in the matter.