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Published July 19, 2013, 08:50 AM

South Dakota man pleads not guilty in Wahpeton store attack

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of attacking a female store clerk in the North Dakota city of Wahpeton and cutting her neck with a pair of scissors has pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts.

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of attacking a female store clerk in the North Dakota city of Wahpeton and cutting her neck with a pair of scissors has pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts.

The Wahpeton Daily News reports that 20-year-old Christopher Yellow Earrings, of Peever, S.D., is charged with felonious restraint, reckless endangerment and preventing arrest.

He's accused of entering a Family Dollar Store in Wahpeton on May 29, forcing employees and customers into a back room, and inflicting a wound on a clerk that required stitches. Authorities say a police officer also injured his thumb while trying to arrest Yellow Earrings.

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