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Pablo man pleads guilty to strangulation

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Judge Jessica Fehr set a sentencing date of Oct. 4 for a Pablo man who admitted to a strangulation charge. Jeffrey Allen Hemplemann entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 16, to strangulation of a partner or family member. The plea was entered as part of a plea agreement that calls for a commitment to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with all of that time suspended.

According to court records, on April 1, law enforcement responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Pablo. The alleged victim told the responding officer that she and Hemplemann were arguing and that Hemplemann wanted her to leave. She said she was attempting to gather her belongings when Hemplemann became inpatient and grabbed her by the neck. The officer observed red marks on the woman’s neck. 

The judge is not bound by the plea agreement.

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