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NORTHWOOD | A Minnesota man and woman were arrested for beating a woman at a Northwood hotel in early December.

Abdirizak Warsame Mohammed, 41, of Columbia Heights, and Kadra Bashir, 32, of Minneapolis, were both charged with felony willful injury causing serious injury.

The incident allegedly occurred about 10:43 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Holiday Inn, 4712 Wheelerwood Road in Northwood.

A Worth County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a fight at the Holiday Inn for a fight in progress in a room on the second floor.

Dispatch received a second 911 call from the front desk.

The front desk told dispatch that the assaulted woman with employees and the other two left the hotel.

“When I went up to room 222 I notice blood on the floor as I walked in,” the deputy said in court documents. “Broken glass from a beer bottle all over the floor and multiple other beer bottles on the floor.”

The deputy noted that there was “quite a bit of blood” on one of the beds where the woman was lying.

The woman’s left eye was completely swollen shut and starting to bruise, court documents said. He face was bloody and she also told the deputy that one of her teeth had been knocked out.

The woman told the deputy that Mohammed and Bashir asked to stay in her room because they were intoxicated and could not drive.

The two started to smoke and destroy the room, according to court documents. The woman said she told the two to stop.

Mohammed allegedly jumped onto her and started punching her in the face before starting to strangle her.

The woman said she fought back, and Bashir started to hold her down while Mohammed continued to punch her.

Bashir left a 2014 red Chevrolet Malibu at the hotel.

Nationwide warrants for Mohammed and Bashir were issued Dec. 11. Both were arrested at the end of December.

Mohammed and Bashir are held in Worth County Jail, each on a $10,000 bond.

Mohammed is scheduled to appear Friday in Worth County District Court.

A no contact order was issued against Bashir Dec. 30.

Bashir is scheduled to appear Jan. 8 in Worth County District Court.

On Dec. 30, Bashir wrote a letter to the court asking for a bond review hearing. Bashir said she cannot afford a $10,000 bond and claimed she could lose her job if she is not released from jail.

“I have a child to attend to so please review this,” she said.

No bond hearing has been set as of Wednesday afternoon.

North Iowa crime and courts news for December

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