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Brittany Lawonn, Published October 02 2007

Man accused of ripping ex-wife's deck from house

A Tower City, N.D., man convicted of setting his ex-wife’s house on fire in 2002 is facing new charges after removing the deck off her house with a Bobcat.

Prosecutors have charged Douglas Allen Boppre, 40, with Class C felony charge of stalking and misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for the May 5 incident at 904 Ordway Street.

Boppre’s ex-wife told authorities the two had a disagreement about who would have custody of the couple’s three children for the upcoming weekend and Boppre “threw a fit and ripped her deck off her house,” according to Cass County District Court documents.

Boppre, 903 Ordway Street, admitted to a sheriff’s deputy that he had removed the deck, saying it was his property.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Forum.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Brittany Lawonn at (701) 241-5541