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Published March 04, 2011, 08:24 AM

Civil Suit Filed in Grand Forks Brass Knuckles Assault

A former trainer of North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill is suing a man who punched him in the head with brass knuckles in a downtown Grand Forks street fight.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A former trainer of North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill is suing a man who punched him in the head with brass knuckles in a downtown Grand Forks street fight.

46-year-old Allen Larsien is seeking more than $12,000 in damages.

Twenty-seven-year-old David Exelbert in the summer of 2009 was sentenced to two years in prison on an aggravated assault conviction. He was a Grand Forks Air Force Base sergeant at the time of the September 2008 fight.

Exelbert is still in prison and has not responded to Larsien's lawsuit. Inmates at the Missouri River Correctional Center are not allowed to receive phone calls.

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