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Osage woman makes first appearance in felony domestic assault case

An Osage woman made her first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on felony charges of domestic assault and violating a domestic abuse no-contact order.

Tammy Lynn Mills-Noel, 20, of 20772 Toad Mountain Rd., Osage (formerly of Detroit Lakes) was charged in connection with an April 20 incident at the Graystone Apartments in Detroit Lakes.

Witnesses said Mills-Noel had just arrived home at her apartment when her boyfriend stopped over, at which time she allegedly attacked him and started punching him multiple times.

Mills-Noel was prohibited from having contact with the victim as the result of a domestic abuse no contact order filed on March 8.

Mills-Noel is also facing another felony count of violating a domestic abuse no-contact order in connection with a June 3 incident in Detroit Lakes.

An anonymous caller tipped off local law enforcement that Mills-Noel was at her boyfriend's apartment (the same man who was the alleged victim in the April incident).

An officer was dispatched to the Detroit Lakes apartment where Mills-Noel was reportedly not supposed to be, and found her sitting on the couch.

She has three prior domestic violence-related convictions on her record, including another DANCO violation and two instances where she was adjudicated delinquent for domestic abuse.

Mills-Noel is in custody at the Becker County Jail pending her next court appearance, at a June 20 omnibus hearing before District Court Judge Peter Irvine. Her bail has been set at $3,000 with conditions, or $10,000 without conditions.