RAKE | A Buffalo Center man accused of breaking into a Rake woman's home and strangling her has been sentenced to up to five years in prison. 

Dustin James Olson, 36, initially was charged with felony first-degree burglary and domestic abuse assault by strangulation in connection with the incident on July 12.

North Iowa man charged with breaking into woman's home, strangling her

He recently pleaded guilty to reduced charges of felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury. 

In addition to the prison term for burglary, Olson was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $315 fine for the assault conviction.   

Olson tried to break down the door of the woman's house and then was able to enter the residence by getting the garage door open, according to criminal complaints from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

The complaints state he strangled the woman, threw her on the couch and pulled out her hair.

-- Mary Pieper

Photos: North Iowa's mugshots of 2018

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