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Nebraska county commission pleads not guilty to assault

February 15, 2018

GREELEY, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska county commissioner has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault.

The Grand Island Independent reports that 51-year-old Joseph Leslie, of Spalding, pleaded not guilty Monday to third-degree assault. Leslie is one of three Greeley County commissioners.

A criminal complaint in online court records accuses Leslie of “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly” causing bodily injury to another, or threatening another in a menacing manner on Aug. 21. The victim is listed as Braden Leslie, but documents don’t list the relationship between the two.

Howard County Attorney David Schroeder, who was named special prosecutor in the case, did not immediately return a call Thursday seeking more information, nor did Leslie’s attorney, Mark Sipple of Columbus.

A call to Joe Leslie’s home Thursday rang unanswered.


Information from: The Grand Island Independent, http://www.theindependent.com

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