A Brookings man charged with the aggravated assault of a four-month-old child admits he violated a court order to have no contact with the child.
Twenty-seven-year-old Hector Munoz is accused in the assault that left the girl with a broken arm and a skull fracture. He’s facing two counts of aggravated assault.
The admission came during a hearing in Brookings County Court Monday. Munoz had originally posted bond on April 10th. On Friday, April 17, he was arrested after law enforcement responded to a tip indicating he was at a Brookings residence with the alleged victim. That was a violation of his bond conditions.
The State filed a petition to revoke bond.
Judge Dawn Elshere revoked the previous bond and set it at $10,000 cash only with all previous terms and conditions still in effect. It had been $7500 cash or surety.
State’s Attorney Dan Nelson had requested that the bond be increased, arguing that Munoz is a danger to the community and a flight risk
The charges are both Class 3 felonies punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine.
A jury trial is set for July 15th.