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Man charged for assaulting girlfriend

A 26-year-old Eden Prairie Man has been charged with domestic assault and making terroristic threats following an Aug. 19 incident in which he reportedly punched, strangled and threatened to kill his girlfriend in her Rosemount home.

According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, the woman was crying and appeared scared when police arrived around 2:50 a.m. She told police she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend, Terrance Levar Jerome Brown, and he had hit her in the chest and the face and had strangled her.

The woman told police Brown had threatened to kill her rather than let her leave him, and told her she should "pray for her daughter."

Police saw red marks on the woman's right arm, chest and throat.

Brown was asleep in the woman's apartment when police arrived. According to the complaint he told police he couldn't remember anything that had happened that night. He said he was "pretty drunk."

If convicted on a felony charge of assault by strangulation Brown could face up to three years in jail and fines of up to $5,000. A felony domestic assault charge has a maximum sentence of one year and a maximum fine of $3,000.