Onetime sports talk radio personality Jeff Dubay is in trouble with the law again, and he has turned to social media to say he’s being “wrongfully accused.”
Dubay, 49, appeared Monday in Washington County District Court after being charged with beating the woman he lives with, in a conflict over his bringing another woman to the Cottage Grove house he and the victim share.
Dubay was arrested and charged with third-degree felony assault. He was jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail and released last week ahead of a Nov. 15 court date.
“I was recently wrongfully accused of assault in Washington County,” Dubay wrote Tuesday on Facebook. “You are likely to hear details that are not true and will be refuted by the only eyewitness. Be assured I will appear in court and defend vigorously, as I am absolutely not guilty of the charges.”
According to last week’s criminal complaint:
On Aug. 2, police arrived at a home in the 8000 block of Jensen Avenue S., where a woman outside said another woman was being attacked inside.
The woman inside exited the home with blood coming from her mouth, a large bump near one eye and a tooth missing.
She told police that the home is hers, she and Dubay have had sex there in the past, and she would get upset when he would bring women there.
She asked Dubay to have the other woman leave. He became angry, shoved his victim to the floor and punched her in the face several times. One punch knocked out a tooth.
Dubay left the home on foot and tried to dodge police, but he was soon arrested.
The victim took a police officer inside and pointed out blood on the floor, a broken baby security gate, a bent broom handle and other evidence. She said Dubay has assaulted her before, choked her and threatened to kill her.
Upon questioning by police, Dubay said he was defending himself against the injured woman.
In August 2016, Dubay was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation for drug possession.
In 2010, he was ordered to spend 87 days in the Ramsey County workhouse after admitting he used cocaine in May of that year.
Dubay, a former KFAN Radio co-host, returned to the airwaves on 1500 ESPN, but was let go after a year in 2014 in a cost-cutting move.