NEW INFO: Man Accused of Dressing as "The Joker" During Crime Pleads Not Guilty

Cole Vetterkind
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According to online court records, Cole Vetterkind pleaded not guilty Monday to burglary, battery and strangulation during a court appearance in Clark County.

Authorities say the 26-year old Thorp man dressed as "The Joker' during a home invasion.

The criminal complaint says Vetterkind painted his face like Batman's enemy in the movie "The Dark Knight" and broke into his ex-girlfriend's home in the town of Reeseburg in January.

Authorities say he choked her new boyfriend, who then shot Vetterkind in the leg.