Winnebago Assault Plea Sentence 10 Jun 14

A Winnebago man who had been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle and stab a woman during a drunken argument was sentenced to 21-months in prison on Monday as part of a plea deal. 47-year-old Joseph Dean Conklin pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and 3 other charges were dismissed, including the count of attempted murder. He was given credit for 124 days already served in jail, and was ordered to report to prison immediately. Conklin had been facing up to 40 years in prison prior to making the plea deal. He has a long list of prior convictions, mainly for assault and disorderly conduct.