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Sioux Rapids man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Sioux Rapids man pleads not guilty to attempted murder


SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- A Sioux Rapids, Iowa, man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing another man and stealing a golf cart.

Darrel Pounds, 29, entered his written plea Tuesday in Dickinson County District Court to charges of attempted murder, willful injury resulting in serious injury, second-degree theft and second-offense possession of a controlled substance.

According to court documents, Pounds stabbed Troy Peterson, of Milford, Iowa, in the chest with a knife during an Aug. 1 altercation at a home in the 900 block of 13th Street in Milford.

Pounds also is charged with stealing a golf cart from another Milford home and later crashing it into a ditch.

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Police said the incident occurred when an officer attempted to arrest the man for public intoxication. As that happened, he allegedly spat on her; threatened to kill her with a chainsaw and told her he would hunt her down, rape her and record it.

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