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Ottumwa Man Receives 2 Year Suspended Sentence On Child Endangerment Charge

An Ottumwa man arrested for driving recklessly with a child in the vehicle has pleaded guilty to one of three charges. 44 year old Mark McLaughlin admitted to authorities that on the morning of Jan. 4th, he was speeding excessively while his 7-year-old daughter was traveling in the front seat. McLaughlin entered his written guilty plea to child endangerment and received a two-year suspended sentence. McLaughlin also faced eluding and domestic violence charges in connection with the incident, however both of those charges were dismissed.

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