Man Convicted in Death Pleads Guilty to Vandalism

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By Katie Stinson

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A 21-year-old northern Iowa man in prison for vehicular homicide has pleaded guilty to vandalizing vehicles.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Alex Pothast pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief in Black Hawk County District Court and was given a 10-year-suspended sentence.

In July, Pothast was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of homicide by vehicle while drunk and vehicular homicide by reckless driving.

Pothast, of Clarksville, crashed a car in 2010, killing 18-year-old passenger Joshua Young, of Waverly.

On Monday, Pothast admitted destroying property with two friends. He was out on bond on the more serious charges at the time.

The sentence will run concurrent with the other prison term.

Pothast also was fined $1,000 and ordered to make restitution for the damages.

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