Smith pleads not guilty in sexual abuse case

Jeramy Smith has pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and assault on a peace officer.

Smith’s trial date was not scheduled as of early Monday afternoon.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Fort Dodge on May 23. During his interview with police, he also allegedly assaulted the Fort Dodge police detective who was conducting the interview.

Smith is being held in the Webster County Jail on $150,000 bond.