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Prosecutors Say Post Falls Man Threatened Bike Rider

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A Post Falls man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault after prosecutors say he tried to run a bicyclist off the road.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 64-year-old Larry G. Jones entered the plea on Monday.

Prosecutors say Jones was driving his pickup Sept. 15 when he encountered Luke O'Dowd and O'Dowd's father-in-law riding their bikes.

Investigators with the Kootenai County sheriff's office said Jones tried to turn his pickup truck into O'Dowd and then slammed on the brakes, and that he then exited the vehicle and pushed O'Dowd down an embankment.

Jones, however, told the newspaper the two men refused to get out of the way of his pickup. Jones said O'Dowd came after him with his bicycle, so he pushed him out of the way.


      
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