Man pleads guilty in Ames throat-cutting incident

An Ames man accused of cutting his friend's throat during horseplay has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Jesse Dean Mosher-Banse was originally charged with willful injury. Online court records show he pleaded guilty on Monday to a reduced charge of assault causing serious injury. Sentencing is June 14 in Story County District Court in Nevada.

Police say they received a call on April 10 from an Ames hospital about a man suffering a serious neck wound. Joe Gallegos told police he had been wrestling with Mosher-Banse when Mosher-Banse put him in a headlock and cut his throat.

Mosher-Banse remains in the Story County jail on $10,000 bond. His attorney, public defender Paul Rounds of Nevada, declined to comment on Wednesday.

-- Associated Press

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