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Man pleads guilty to theft charges related to Tiffin teen’s drowning

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UPDATE: 7/18/20 4:30 p.m.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KWWL) -- The man charged with theft in the fifth degree in the case of Noah Herring has filed a guilty plea in Johnson County court.

According to court documents filed Friday, Scotty Harshman waived his initial appearance and filed a written plea of guilty.


ORIGINAL STORY

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KWWL)-- Three juveniles and one adult have been arrested in connection to a drowning that occurred on April 7th, 2020.

Noah Herring was found in the Coralville Reservoir on April 11th, following reports of his disappearance.

Officials interviewed several witnesses, whose account of the incident were "inconsistent," and claimed that no one had called 911 at the time. This led to the arrest of the three minors and one adult man.

The three teens were charged with various counts of criminal mischief, as well as accessory counts of theft.

Scotty Harshman, 47, was charged with theft in the 5th degree.

This investigation is still ongoing, and anyone who has any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Johnson County Sheriff's department at (319) 356-6020.

Emma'le Maas

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