A Billings man accused of attacking his girlfriend after they had a conversation about a puppy was charged Friday in District Court.
Ronald Lloyd Dunn, 50, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of partner or family member assault. Judge Ingrid Gustafson allowed Dunn to remain free pending trial on a previously posted bond of $35,000.
According to court records, police were sent to a residence on Roadrunner Place about 10:20 p.m. Jan. 24. A woman told officers that Dunn, her live-in boyfriend of nine months, had attacked her and fled.
The woman said Dunn "jumped out of bed after having a conversation about a puppy and then hit her in the face," court records state. Dunn then threw the woman down a flight of stairs, followed her down the stairs and kicked her before leaving.
Prosecutors said Dunn has two domestic-assault convictions in 2002 and one in 1993. State prison records show Dunn with felony convictions for arson, failing to register as a sex offender and tampering with a witness.