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Holt County man sentenced to jail for assault

Robert M. Gotschall, 36, of Atkinson faced the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom in O'Neill last Tuesday, Feb. 2, for a preliminary hearing on a felony charge, abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Pursuant to a plea deal with Holt County prosecutor Brent Kelly, Gotschall entered a no contest plea to a reduced charge, third-degree assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Burdick found Gotschall guilty and sentenced him to 60 days in the Holt County Jail, with credit for 56 days previously served, and taxed him $50 costs of prosecution.

Gotschall was arrested by a Holt County deputy Sept. 28, 2...


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