Man Armed With High Powered Rifle

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:   March 23, 2012 Time:   12:30  PM   On March 22, 2012 Deputy Britton Drew responded to a physical altercation involving a firearm at 217 North Pine Street in Bronson.  While responding to the call Deputy Drew was advised by dispatch that the defendant, Jimmie Mongo was armed with a shotgun and was fleeing the area in a black passenger car.  Upon Drew’s arrival he observed Mongo running with a rifle and jumped into a black car and left the scene at a high rate of speed.    Deputies pursued the suspect vehicle to Boundary Street in Bronson where Mongo jumped out of the car armed with a high-powered rifle and ran on foot.  Deputies chased the suspect through several residential yards and arrested him at gunpoint.  The rifle was seized and the long gun was a 7mm rifle with a scope.    The investigation revealed that Mongo was involved in a domestic disturbance.  Mongo was speaking to his ex-girlfriend on the telephone and became very upset.  Mongo went to the victim’s residence and entered the house and started choking her until the victim passed out.  The victim’s relative heard the commotion and went into the bedroom to find Mongo choking the victim.  When the elderly man, 68 years of age attempted to intervene Mongo struck the victim knocking him down on the sofa.  The elderly male stated that Mongo left the house and returned shortly armed with a long gun and threatened his life.   The defendant Jimmie Mongo was arrested and transported to Levy County Jail.  Mongo was arrested for the following charges:   Battery / Felony by Strangulation Aggravated Assault Battery on Elderly Armed Burglary Resisting Officer without Violence   Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon   Mongo has 6 previous felony convictions for Assault, Battery, Burglary and Firearms charges.     Defendant:   Jimmie L. Mongo 380 N. Pine Street Bronson, FL B/M 07/06/1950                                                                                       ###


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