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Man accused of imprisoning wife


Dubuque (KWWL) -- A Dubuque man faces charges he kept his wife a prisoner in their home and beat her.

Fifty-six-year-old James Axt is charged with domestic abuse and false imprisonment of his commonlaw wife.

Police responded to Axt's home last Friday after they received a 911 hang-up call. They found 56-year-old Mary Riegler with large bruises on her legs, redness around her neck, two black eyes and what appeared to be broken noise.

Police say that Riegler told officers that Axt assaulted her over the past two weeks, including strangling her, kicking her and punching her.


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