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ND man tries to withdraw guilty plea in noose case

WILLISTON, N.D. — A North Dakota man accused of tying a noose around the necks of his ex-wife and son and pulling them behind an SUV has filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

The Williston Herald reports that Isaac Gould has withdrawn the plea he made in July to charges involving his wife as part of a plea agreement that would drop the same charges of abusing his son.

A judge had accepted the plea deal, but court documents show Gould has refused to cooperate with the mandatory pre-sentencing investigation.

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Records show prosecutors believe Gould has no valid reason to withdraw his plea.

Authorities say the incident happened in July 2013. Gould’s current wife, who was sitting inside the SUV, eventually got out of the vehicle and untied the nooses.

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Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com

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