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Man pleads guilty to terroristic threats

Nicholas William Bera, 37, of Dodge Center pleaded guilty on Friday in Mower County District Court to felony terroristic threats-reckless disregard risk as part of a plea agreement.


He was originally charged with felony domestic assault and felony domestic assault by strangulation on Sept. 11. Both charges were dismissed.

Bera was arrested in Adams on Sept. 9 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s adult son. As he was being handcuffed, Bera continued to shout profanity at him and said he would murder him if he ever touched him again.

Bera has prior convictions for domestic assault and violating a domestic abuse no contact order.

In Minnesota, felony terroristic threats carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Bera will be sentenced on April 6.