Police: Man Hit Woman With Golf Club

Police: Man Hit Woman With Golf Club Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A man was arrested after police say he hit a woman with a golf club after she tried to break-up with him.

According to the criminal complaint, 19-year-old Joshua James Bauer, of Sauk Rapids, got into a fight with a woman at Sok's Car Wash in St. Cloud on Monday night.

Bauer allegedly wrestled the woman to the ground when she tried to leave him and he broke her phone.

Investigators say he punched the woman in the face twice.

Police say Bauer then took a golf club out of the woman's car and smashed one of the car's windows.

According to the complaint, when she tried to stop him, Bauer hit her in the back with the club and kicked her.

Bauer was located several blocks from the car wash and arrested.

He told police he was arguing with the woman but said she started the fight and all he did was push her.

Bauer has been charged with two counts of felony domestic assault and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree damage to property.

Bond was set at $50,000.

He has two prior convictions for assault in South Dakota.

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