Not guilty plea in alleged Mason City strangling

Andrew Beland
Andrew Beland

MASON CITY, Iowa – A trial has been scheduled in the case of man accused of trying to strangle a woman.

29-year-old Andrew Joseph Beland of Mason City is pleading not guilty to charges of 1st degree burglary and domestic abuse assault.  Authorities say he entered a home in the 900 block of North Washington Avenue on October 30 and attacked a woman.

His jury trial is now set for January 4 in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

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