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Estherville Man Accused Of Trying To Stab Girlfriend

Wed 4-29-2015 Ia."], ["Estherville

(Estherville)-- Charges have been filed against an Estherville man accused of trying to stab his girlfriend and physically assaulting a four-year-old girl.

Estherville police say they were called last Thursday to a residence after getting a report of possible child abuse. Upon investigating, officers determined 31-year-old Ernesto Prado of Estherville had allegedly physically assaulted his girlfriend's four-year-old daughter. Police say that resulted in an altercation between Prado and his girlfriend, during which Prado allegedly cut her right shin with a knife.

Authorities say the woman did not require immediate medical attention.

Prado was arrested and booked into jail on charges of domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury, willful injury, and two counts of child endangerment.

Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.