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Bail set at $75,000 in Pine Point attack

Bail has been set at $75,000 for a White Earth man accused of attacking a man and a woman in an apparent jealous rage.

Jeffrey Lee Jackson, 29, of Box 286, White Earth has been charged with two felony counts of first-degree burglary -- assault, one felony count of first-degree burglary, dangerous weapon, and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.

According to court records, on Oct. 21 at about 5:15 p.m., police officers were called to a residence in the Pine Point area in response to a possible burglary and assault.

Jackson allegedly went to the residence and angrily pounded on the door. When told to go away, he allegedly broke the locked door down and went after a man there identified only as J.J., breaking a glass jar over his head. He also tried to hit the man with a small wooden table.

Jackson then allegedly grabbed a hammer and smashed a TV set. He also hit a woman, identified only as J.K., in the hand with the hammer. He fled when told police were on their way. He was arrested at home, a residence he shares with J.K., the woman he allegedly assault.

He appeared before District Judge Peter Irvine on Oct. 23, and he set cash bail at $75,000. A rule 8 hearing was held Monday, and his next court appearance is Nov. 23.