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By Sandy Schroth

Atkinson man sentenced for assault of elderly woman


October 29, 2020

Robert M. Gotschall, 35, of Atkinson was sentenced to an 18-month term of probation by the Honorable Mark Kozisek, in the Holt County district court at O'Neill on Monday.

Gotschall was originally charged in county court with a Class 3A felony count of abusing a vulnerable adult. He pleaded guilty to a Class 1 misdemeanor, third-degree assault when he appeared for arraignment in district court Aug. 31, pursuant to a plea deal with Holt County prosecutor Brent Kelly. The offense was committed May 4 in Atkinson, when Gotschall struck an elderly female while he was allegedly intoxicated.

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