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Breaking News 2/27/09 Assault Arrest


A Pella man is accused of sexual assault. Lieutenant Dave Beukelman with the Pella Police Department says 46-year-old Andre M. Staples is charged with sexual assault in the third-degree, a class C felony. The charge stems from an alleged incident in October of 2008. Buekelman says Staples was being held on $10,000 bond at the Marion County Jail and that a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marion County Courthouse.