By Ray King

A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Thursday for a Redfield man currently on probation on domestic battery charges.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Bret Blasengame, 37, with second-degree domestic battery.

In addition to being on probation, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said Blasengame has pending charges and is out on a bond on those charges.

Reading from an affidavit from Redfield Police Detective Teri Patterson, Carson said at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Redfield police were sent to a residence in Redfield to investigate a report of a woman screaming. They found a female who said Bret had run out the back door when the police arrived and they asked him what was going on.

When Bret was questioned, he said he didn’t know what had happened and was under the influence.

Carson said Blansengame pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery in February 2021 and has since been arrested for domestic battery in August 2021, September 2021, and May 2022 and is on bond on those charges. He was also issued a no-contact order which he has violated.

He was again ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.