A member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe accused of assaulting his girlfriend faces federal charges including using his shoes as a dangerous weapon.

The Bay City Times reports that Jonathon Pego of Mount Pleasant was indicted last week on one count of assault within maritime or territorial jurisdiction.

FBI and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal police say in records filed in U.S. District Court in Bay City that on Dec. 29 Pego pulled his girlfriend to the ground and repeatedly kicked her in the head.

They say the incident happened on the reservation in mid-Michigan and Pego used the shoes he was wearing as weapons.

The victim suffered a swollen right eye and facial bruising.

This is the second case in as many months in which a person has beaten another with their shoes.

Roland J. Jackson was charged by federal authorities with assault resulting in substantial bodily injury after he allegedly knocked his girlfriend to the ground and stomped on her face while wearing Air Jordan sneakers, according to court documents.

 The Associated Press and Bay City Times contributed to this report.


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