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Published January 04, 2012, 09:46 AM

2 Charged in Devils Lake Christmas Eve Stabbing

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) - Two men were hospitalized after a Christmas Eve fight in Devils Lake's Roosevelt Park. Police say it began as a text-message conflict between 18-year-old Anna Berger of Devils Lake and 26-year-old Joseph Tirpak of Cando.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) - Two men were hospitalized after a Christmas Eve fight in Devils Lake's Roosevelt Park.

Police say it began as a text-message conflict between 18-year-old Anna Berger of Devils Lake and 26-year-old Joseph Tirpak of Cando.

Later in the park, Berger says she put out a cigarette on Tirpak's cheek.

Berger says Tirpak shot at her boyfriend Dalton Longie of Devils Lake with a BB gun, which led to Tirpak stabbing Longie, puncturing a lung.

Berger says she then attacked Tirpak with the BB gun, stabbed him with a nail and used a chain to hit him in the back.

Authorities found a knife along with a bag of marijuana and paraphernalia in Tirpak's home.

Both Tirpak and and Berger have been charged with aggravated assault.

Tirpak is also facing drug charges.

Longie is expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

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