Felon sent to prison for terroristic threats

Published 9:42 am Friday, July 19, 2013

AUSTIN — A second man who reportedly attacked two females in Austin and attempted to rob them in February was sent to prison Thursday.

Emmanuel Omat Oman, 18, of Red Wing, was convicted in Mower County District Court for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and felony terroristic threats. He was also punished for violating probation in a 2011 robbery case in which he was convicted as a juvenile for first-degree burglary. Oman was sentenced to 33 months in prison but given credit for time served in 2011 and time served since February this year.

According to the court complaint, two Austin females say men attacked them and attempted to rob their home on Feb. 10.

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The 17- and 28-year-old victims said the suspects knocked on their apartment door on Feb. 10 and tried to force their way in; however, they left when the females threatened to call 911. Still, the females said when they left for lunch and returned, the men waited for them in the apartment hallway, pushed them against a wall and threatened to shoot them.

Another involved in the case, Olal James Nathanael, also 18, was convicted of misdemeanor assault and served three days in jail. He was placed on one year of supervised probation and ordered to serve 40 hours of community service. Felony charges against him were dropped.