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Grand Forks woman charged with stabbing man in downtown incident over the weekend

Michelle Dorene Aimsback, 34, is charged with a class C felony count of aggravated assault on an adult victim after allegedly stabbing Michael Mogavero.

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GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks woman has been charged with aggravated assault after an incident over the weekend.

Michelle Dorene Aimsback, 34, is charged with a class C felony count of aggravated assault on an adult victim after allegedly stabbing Michael Mogavero.

According to court documents, Grand Forks Police Cpl. Abby Brown was dispatched at approximately 1:19 a.m. on July 24 to 21 S. Fourth St. in Grand Forks, the site of Sledster’s Food & Brew. Mogavero and two friends approached Aimsback and her friends on a bench, and Aimsback asked for a cigarette. Mogavero did not have one, and Aimsback allegedly became angry and stabbed him with an unknown weapon and left the scene.

Witnesses gave a description of the assailant.

Cpl. Brown found suspects matching the description of those involved on Riverboat Road. According to court documents, Aimsback was uncooperative with Brown and stated she was at the mission at the time of the event and did not know what happened at Sledster’s. However, someone who was with her admitted to officers Aimsback was at Sledster’s and “did something stupid.”

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Aimsback was positively identified by two witnesses on the scene as the suspect who allegedly stabbed Mogavero.

Aimsback has a preliminary hearing and/or arraignment scheduled for Aug. 29. If convicted, she could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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