Wendy’s general manager pleads to lesser charge

The general manager of a Wendy’s in Iron Mountain has pled guilty to disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace in Dickinson County District Court.

Harvey Bennett was originally charged with assault or assault with battery, but it was amended as part of plea deal.  At least two of Bennett’s employees accused him of both physical and verbal sexual abuse.

He was arrested back in May after a string of incidents in early April, during which Bennett and a co-worker allegedly made sexual advances on female employee in a neighborhood bar.

Bennett will now be sentenced for the amended misdemeanor charge in September.