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Moorcroft man charged with attempted murder

A Moorcroft man faces charges of attempted murder and kidnapping after allegedly beating a woman and then fleeing to Nebraska after she stabbed him in the neck in self-defense.

On April 17 at around 7:30 p.m., an officer of Moorcroft Police Department was dispatched to a town residence in response to a domestic disturbance during which a male subject was stabbed with a knife.

On arrival, the officer observed the reporting party “moaning and obviously in intense pain”.

The woman, who claimed Michael Hammond had beaten her for an extended period of time, reportedly had an extremely swollen and b...