CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man has been arrested for burglary and assault after he allegedly violated a no-contact order twice in one week.

Joshua Allen Diekhuis, 36, is charged with domestic abuse assault — third or subsequent offense — and second degree burglary in addition to probation violations.

At about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Diekhuis is accused of assaulting a known woman at a residence on the 9700 block of Wheelerwood Drive.

According to court documents, Diekhuis grabbed the woman by the back of the neck and pushed her to the floor causing her to hit her nose on a nearby tube, injuring her left shoulder and bicep area as well.

At 12:37 p.m. Nov. 24, Diekhuis allegedly entered the same residence through the basement door by pulling a vehicle away from the door to gain access to the house. Court documents said the he did not have a right to be at or inside the residence due to a no contact order.

A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 5 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. He is held in Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

Probation revocation proceedings have begun for Diekhuis as a result of the charges.

A probation revocation hearing is scheduled for Dec. 26 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. He is on probation for an incident in August where he pleaded guilty.  

Cerro Gordo County deputies were called to the same residence for a domestic disturbance shortly after midnight Aug. 4.

Diekhius punched a known woman, causing a laceration on her lip, and bruising and swelling on her cheek, the criminal complaint states. He then pushed the woman to the ground and placed his hands around her neck.

When deputies arrived, Diekhuis was found operating a farm tractor on his driveway. According to court documents, deputies say Diekhuis smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

Diekhuis admitted to law enforcement he consumed a "half of a fifth of whiskey" and was operating the tractor, the complaint said. His blood alcohol content was .153.


Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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