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Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Jeremy Allen Tate, 22, of Bossier City, La., was charged on Monday with third-degree assault, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint, Tate "head-butted" and threw another Louisiana man out of a cabin at Birch Haven Resort in the early-morning hours of Aug. 10. The victim, Justin Chase Dauphin of Louisiana, was unconscious after the alleged assault, according to the complaint.

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The incident began when Dauphin, who was intoxicated, began throwing items around the cabin and "making a mess," the complaint said. Tate allegedly head-butted Dauphin and threw him out of the cabin onto the ground, and then grabbed a metal pole and walked toward Dauphin, grabbing his shirt and asking him if he wanted Tate to break his ribs, the complaint said. Witnesses said Tate had "gone over the edge" and "gone crazy," the complaint said.

Dauphin, who was unconscious, was taken to North Country Regional Hospital with "serious head trauma" and then transported to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, the complaint said. He has since been released.

When taken into custody, Tate registered a .10 blood-alcohol content, the complaint said. A criminal background check showed he was convicted of aggravated second-degree battery in Bossier Parish, La., in March 2005.

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