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Cresco Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault, Other Charges

A Howard County man is pleading not guilty to assault and other charges after allegedly attacking a female victim in her car last month.

Authorities say shortly before midnight July 15th, 40-year-old Tyler Johnson of Cresco rammed his vehicle into the woman’s vehicle and then struck the her driver’s side window several times with his cellphone. Court records show Johnson had a no-contact order between him and the woman. Further investigation by law enforcement led to the discovery of a rifle in Johnson’s home.

Johnson was arrested and charged with assault, second-degree harassment and being a felon illegally possessing a firearm. He is scheduled to stand trial starting September 29 in Howard County District Court.

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Mark Pitz

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