Man facing 3 felonies in Cerro Gordo Co. after violating NCO twice in 4 days

Incidents allegedly happened Nov. 21 and 24.

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 11:13 AM
Updated: Nov 27, 2017 2:31 PM

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa – A Cerro Gordo County man is facing three felonies in connection to violating a no-contact order.
Joshua Diekhuis, 36, is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on charges of burglary, violation of a no-contact order and enhanced domestic assault, all felonies. He is also facing simple misdemeanor charges for violating a no-contact order and obstruction of emergency communications.
According to court documents, Diekhuis, went to an address on Wheelerwood Dr. in Clear Lake Nov. 21 at 3:29 p.m. and violated a no-contact order. While at the residence, he did assault the victim, police said. After leaving, he allegedly sent text messages to the victim to also violate the NCO.
On Nov. 24 around 12:37 p.m., Diekhuis allegedly went to the same residence and made entry to the house through a basement/cellar door and confronted the victim. The defendant was met by law enforcement while incident occurred at the residence, police say.
Diekhuis was arrested for domestic assault in August of this year and was arrested in 2014 for allegedly trying to run a vehicle off the road.

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