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Forest City man pleads guilty to assaults

Steven Strand Steven Strand

Accused of violent behavior while stealing fishing poles in Worth County.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2018 4:32 PM

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A violent confrontation over fishing poles produces a guilty plea.

Steven Duane Strand, 68 of Forest City, pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of assault and assault on a peace officer.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says Strand stole some fishing poles from a home in Fertile on June 29, punching a man who live there.

Strand is also accused of resisting arrest when deputies arrived.

He is due to be sentenced on December 3.

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