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Man pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges
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A 25-year-old Platteville man is scheduled to go to trial in December on two domestic abuse-related felony charges.

Kyle S. Heeren pleaded not guilty in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster Sept. 30 to charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and strangulation and suffocation, as well as a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.

Heeren faces 16 years in prison and fines of up to $35,000 if convicted. The felony charges have a domestic abuse stipulation that would include domestic-abuse assessments upon conviction.

Heeren was bound over for trial on the charges Oct. 9. He is free on a $2,500 signature bond.

Heeren’s trial is set for Dec. 9, with a status conference scheduled for Nov. 17, according to court records.

Heeren is accused of throwing a woman against a wall and choking her in an argument over money Sept. 30, according to a criminal complaint. Heeren is also accused of grabbing a handgun and putting it to the woman’s head during the incident.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told Platteville police that Heeren pushed in the magazine’s handgun and racked it to put a round in the chamber when the gun was against her head.

The criminal damage to property charge is for a cellphone broken during the incident, according to the criminal complaint.