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BIA officer pleads not guilty to stabbing wife

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A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer for the Spirit Lake Nation pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of aggravated assault.

Duane Gunville, 41, is accused of stabbing his wife in the chest with a kitchen knife on Aug. 7 during an argument at their Devils Lake home.


Gunville's wife received several stitches at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake and was released the same day, authorities said.

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