Man accused of robbery pleads to domestic assault
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of hitting and stomping a woman and taking her purse and cell phone—and who was originally charged with one count of simple robbery—pleaded guilty to one count of domestic assault Thursday.
Gerome James Winkler, 25, pleaded not guilty July 25 to the charge of simply robbery and made a speedy trial demand. He appeared in court for a pretrial hearing Tuesday, and his jury trial—now cancelled—was set to begin Sept. 22.
Winkler is no longer listed on the Beltrami County Jail's inmate roster.