An altercation allegedly occurred in Cherokee on Tuesday, November 12th. Cherokee Police received a 911 call from a woman shortly after 7:30 PM reporting that 34-year-old Joseph Kosiba had broken into her house and was trying to kill her. The woman and her daughter fled from the home. A Storm Lake man was allegedly assaulted by Kosiba with a hammer.
Kosiba was charged with class B felony charges of attempted murder and first degree burglary, class D felony counts of assault while participating in a felony, willful injury, and going armed with intent and domestic abuse assault.
He entered the not guilty plea on Monday, December 2. According to court records, no trial date has yet been set.