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Charge dismissed for coach accused of choking 7-year-old boy

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TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) -- A court has dismissed an assault charge filed against an assistant high school basketball coach who had denied allegations that he'd choked a 7-year-old boy.

Pottawattamie County court records say the charge against 40-year-old Michael Doner was dismissed on Tuesday. Assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney Amy Zacharias said in her motion to dismiss that there wasn't enough evidence to sustain prosecution. Doner had pleaded not guilty.

Authorities had said the boy was choked on May 21 at Doner's home in Treynor.

Doner has told athletic officials at St. Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs that he would not be part of the school's boys basketball coaching staff this coming season.

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