North Iowa man pleads guilty


OSAGE, Iowa – Dewayne Bethke plead guilty Tuesday to two charges, one in connection to an assault that happened on the Harry Cook Nature Trail in Osage.

Police responded to a called to the trail and found a victim with minor injuries. Bethke had previously pleaded not guilty to these charges, but changed his plea when a sex offender exclusion charge was dismissed.

His second charge is for a separate burglary incident that happened during the same week.

Bethke will be sentenced for the assault charge on September 16 and for the burglary charge on September 30.


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