COUPLE CHARGED: Alleged Attack Ordered

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A prison inmate and his wife are facing charges for trying to coordinate an attack on a Department of Corrections employee.

William and Gabrielle Paulsen of Truro are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Des Moines police say Mr. Paulsen allegedly asked a fellow inmate at the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility to assault his case worker.

Mr. Paulsen told the inmate a specific injury to inflict and offered the inmate money for the deed. The solicited inmate told officials about the plot and the case worker wasn’t hurt.

Mrs. Paulsen is out on bond but Mr. Paulsen remains in custody.

The correction’s employee is receiving around the clock surveillance.