OMAHA -- A Walthill, Nebraska, man has pleaded not guilty to federal assault and domestic abuse charges.

Anthony Cook, 28, entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to assault of an intimate partner by strangulation or suffocation and domestic assault by a habitual offender.

According to court documents, Cook kicked and punched a woman in the ribs and also attempted to strangle or suffocate her on March 19. Cook has three previous domestic abuse convictions, court records show.

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