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Man gets jail, probation for assault

An Ogema man was convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of domestic assault.

James Roland Eugene Covey, 29, was given a stay of imposition on a 12 month, one day prison sentence, on conditions including up to five years of supervised probation, 90 days in jail (already served), and payment of $1,160 in court fines and fees. A second felony domestic assault charge was dismissed.

Covey was accused of assaulting a female victim on March 28 incident at an Ogema residence. According to the criminal complaint, he pushed and slammed her into a wall during an argument that she said became so violent she was afraid he would kill her.