By Gan Matthews, NEWS 9

PAULS VALLEY, Oklahoma -- In Pauls Valley, a judge refused to lower the bond for Guy Dunn, who is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

The 57-year-old's bond was set at $250,000. Prosecutors believe Dunn poses a continuing threat to his wife and to others, so they were thankful the judge refused to lower his bond.

"Obviously when the victim of a violent crime has taken place we are concerned about the care and welfare of that victim along with the remaining public," said Assistant District Attorney George Burnett.

Two weeks ago, Dunn allegedly slashed his wife's throat with a box cutter in a home in Paoli and then later allegedly tried to kill himself with the same weapon.

In a sworn statement an investigator said Lois Dunn reported that Guy Dunn had cut her with a box knife and that he held her down and told her she was going to die.

Assault and battery with a deadly weapon carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.

The District Attorney is also trying to void the three year deferred sentence Guy Dunn received in McClain County for assaulting a police officer.

Dunn is under a suicide watch in the Garvin County jail.