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'John Doe' faces assault charges

A man listed in some court documents as "John Doe" was charged with three counts of domestic assault in Stevens County District Court on Monday. The man listed his name as Onofre Sanchez Marquez, but law enforcement still is working on a positive identification.

A man with several aliases has been charged with three domestic assault crimes -- including an allegation of strangling his wife -- in Stevens County District Court.

The man, referred to in the complaint as John Doe, appeared in court Monday afternoon.

No age or place of residence had been established. The suspect gave the name Onofre Sanchez Marquez on court documents.

Law enforcement officials are working to positively identify the defendent, who was arrested with three photo IDs, all of which contained his photograph and different names. The complaint listed five aliases, including the Onofre Sanchez-Marquez name.

Doe was assigned a public defender and his being held on $20,000 unconditional bail or $15,000 conditional bail, on condition being that he have no contact with the woman involved in the case.

Doe is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 10.

The man is charged with domestic assaults over three days from Nov. 24-26 at a Morris hotel.

The woman suffered from what police described as ligature marks on her neck and a bite on her arm.

The domestic assault charge involving strangulation carries a penalty of three years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000.

The two misdemeanor charges of inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm carry penalties of 90 days and/or a $1,000 fine.

According to the complaint against John Doe, at about 9:06 p.m. on Nov. 26, a hotel employee reported to police that Doe was seen pulling a woman up the hotel stairs by her hair and that he had the woman in a headlock.

Outside a room, police heard a woman crying, and Doe met officers at the door. Once inside, officers saw a woman by a bed, covering her face with her hands and crying. When officers approached the woman, Doe attempted to pull away from an officer.

The woman identified Doe by one of his aliases and told police that the couple were married on Nov. 17. A marriage license was recovered along with Doe's photo IDs.

The woman also told officers that on Nov. 24, Doe had choked her until she was unconscious at the hotel, and that on Nov. 25, Doe had bitten her on the arm and buttocks.