A Bemidji man arrested last week for assaulting both his sister and a peace officer will appear in court this morning.
A release last week said the 35-year-old man was arrested after engaging in a struggle with a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy.
The criminal complaint filed says law enforcement responded to a domestic disturbance last Monday evening.
On arrival, Robert Puttbrese repeatedly uttered racial slurs towards a Black member of the Sheriff’s Office, with the struggle leaving a minor injury on the deputy.
The state is seeking aggravated sentencing.
Unconditional bail for Puttbrese was set at $40,000.