STRANGULATION

JAS HARGER, 35, pleaded guilty July 2 to strangulation of a household member as part of a plea agreement in which prosecutors will recommend an imposed six- to 10-year prison sentence and that he pay restitution for the victim’s medical costs. They also withdrew a habitual criminal sentence enhancement that reduced the penalty from 10 to 50 years to up to 10 years. He had three previous felony convictions for criminal conspiracy and delivery of a controlled substance in Idaho. District Judge John R. Perry revoked his bond pending sentencing. Harger was arrested Feb. 16 after allegedly threatening his girlfriend and pinning her to the bed. When she ran for her phone he pushed her into a loveseat and strangulated her to the point that she couldn’t breathe. She reached for some pepper spray and sprayed him, according to court documents.

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