A man from Crow Wing County is facing domestic assault charges after being accused of assaulting the victim multiple times over the past few months.

Michael James Payne, 40, of Brainerd was charged last week in Crow Wing County District Court with four felonies of stalking, third-degree assault to cause bodily harm, fifth-degree drug possession and domestic assault by strangulation, along with gross misdemeanor domestic assault.

Brainerd police were reportedly called on Feb. 8 to the emergency room at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center for an assault report.

Payne was arrested over the weekend and taken to the Crow Wing County Jail.

He is set to appear in court on Feb. 23.