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Omingo to be sentenced for jail assault, strangulation

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POLSON — Polson Judge James Manley set a sentencing date of Dec. 15 for a St. Ignatius man convicted of participating in a jail assault and strangling his girlfriend over a car.

Larrs Jalen Omingo, 21, entered into a re-negotiated plea agreement at District Court in Polson Dec. 1, that calls for Omingo being committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of eight years with no time suspended. He pleaded no contest in the strangulation of a partner or family member and guilty to an amended charge of criminal endangerment. An earlier plea agreement called for eight years with three years suspended. It was rejected by Judge Manley.

According to court records, on March 4, Flathead Tribal Police responded to the St. Ignatius area on a report that a female had been assaulted and her vehicle stolen. At the scene, the alleged victim told the responding officer that her boyfriend, Omingo, strangled her and threatened to “do something to her grandmother” if she didn’t give him control of her car. He allegedly wrapped his legs around her stomach and squeezed her throat hard enough that she could not breathe while issuing the threat. 

Court records also show that Omingo was already on probation for pointing a gun at people. 

Omingo was also charged with aggravated assault for his involvement in an altercation in the Lake County jail May 26, that resulted in another inmate suffering facial fractures at the hands of Omingo and two other inmates. The charge was amended to criminal endangerment as part of the plea agreement reached Dec. 1. 

Omingo remains in the Lake County jail. The jail roster shows Omingo being held with bail totaling $400,000.

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