A man with four prior convictions for felony domestic violence was charged with partner or family member assault Monday.  49-year-old Dondi Woodrow Whittaker was arrested and charged with his fifth domestic violence-related offense in Yellowstone County Justice Court, where he appeared before a judge.  He was held in place of $35,000 bond and ordered placed on GPS monitoring should he post bail.
Whittaker is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face and kicking her out of their shared apartment on the 1500 block of Governors Boulevard, according to charging documents.  Officers with the Billings Police Department arrested Whittaker at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Friday.  Whittaker denied the charges and said he hit the woman by accident.  He told officers he wanted to press charges against the woman.  Whittaker did not have any injuries, charging documents state.  Whittaker has a history of misdemeanor domestic violence and four felony convictions for similar incidents out of Colorado and California.

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