ADRIAN — An Adrian resident had his initial court hearing Monday after being accused of assault.

Anthony Potts, 36, was arrested Sept. 28 when a household member reported that during an argument, Potts had gotten on top of the victim and punched them in the face several times, causing the victim to lose a dental cap and upper molar and to chip a tooth. Adrian police noted that the victim was missing a tooth and had a cheek abrasion and swelling upper lip.

Potts was arrested and charged with third-degree assault — a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine — and gross misdemeanor domestic assault. If convicted, Potts will be sentenced based on his criminal history and the Minnesota sentencing guidelines.

He was released from Nobles County Jail after posting non-cash bond.

The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help, contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or