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Plankinton man accused of assaulting girlfriend with butt of gun

PLANKINTON — A Plankinton man was arrested Friday for aggravated assault against his live-in girlfriend.

Tracy Maine, 47, is accused of hitting Hillary Hoffman in the face with the butt of a long gun and stepping on her face, according to court documents and Sheriff David Fink.

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Hoffman called 911 around 2:30 a.m. and the Aurora County Sheriff’s Office and Plankinton Ambulance responded to the scene by 3 a.m. Once authorities arrived, Maine was gone. Hoffman told them Maine left and was possibly driving a white Chevy Cruz.

Hoffman was taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell by ambulance. She was treated and released.

Fink said Maine and Hoffman had been drinking.

Maine is out on bond and has a court date for later this month.