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Man pleads no contest in dispute over tree trimming at lake

HURON (AP) -- A Lake Byron resident accused of misconduct in a dispute over tree trimming has pleaded no contest to an aggravated assault charge. Authorities say 68-year-old Greg Johnson pointed a shotgun at workers who were trimming tree branche...

HURON (AP) - A Lake Byron resident accused of misconduct in a dispute over tree trimming has pleaded no contest to an aggravated assault charge.

Authorities say 68-year-old Greg Johnson pointed a shotgun at workers who were trimming tree branches from power lines, and also became combative with Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem.

KOKK radio reports that Johnson initially was charged with aggravated assault and simple assault on a law officer. Prosecutor Mike Moore says a plea agreement was reached in which Johnson pleaded no contest Tuesday to the aggravated assault count.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

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