FORMER OFFICER REACHES PLEA DEAL IN DOMESTIC ASSAULT CASE

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Former Officer Reaches Plea Deal in Domestic Assault Case

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a former police officer in northern Iowa has reached a plea deal in his domestic abuse case and wants to change his plea.

Thirty-six-year-old Ryan Eskildsen pleaded not guilty in January to a misdemeanor count. He’s accused of grabbing and striking his wife at their home Nov. 29.

A judge has scheduled a plea hearing April 4 in Mason City. The court records don’t say whether Eskildsen will plead to the same charge or whether a new charge will be filed.

Eskildsen quit the Clear Lake force Feb. 10.

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