A Manhattan man waived his preliminary hearing and plead guilty to aggravated battery Friday.
Joshua Foster, 23, was arrested in July after he physically battered a 48-year-old male from Topeka and attempted to force the man to withdraw funds from an ATM. Prior to reaching an ATM the man was able to flee from his attackers and contact police.
Foster’s sentencing is scheduled for March 27.
In other court news, Dylan Binnick of Beatrice, Neb., was sentenced in the Geary County District Court to 59 months in the Department of Corrections. Binneck must also register as a violent offender per state law.
Binneck was shot by a police officer after removing a handgun from his waistband in a threatening manner following a car crash that involved two others, according to authorities. It was later determined the individuals were suspects in reported felony crimes in Beatrice days before the incident, including a reported stolen vehicle tied to the three subjects.