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Man who strangled pregnant woman gets 10-years

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 12:35:45-04

A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison, with all but 10 suspended for an October incident in which he strangled his pregnant girlfriend and threatened her with a gun.

Jeremiah Savage was convicted of two counts of assault, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of a regulated firearm after disqualifying conviction, and unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun. 

The case stems from an escalating argument on Oct. 20, 2016, when Savage became angry with his girlfriend, the victim, over being told he couldn't use her car. Savage is the father of the victim's unborn child. During the dispute, Savage brandished a gun, leaving it on a dresser, and threatened the seven-month pregnant victim. As things got more heated, Savage began strangling the victim, who eventually lost consciousness. 

When she came to, the victim remembered the assault and contacted police, informing them she had been choked by Savage to the point she was lifted off the ground. She also said he had a gun in the house and gave officers permission to search the domicile. 

During the search, police recovered a loaded sawed off shotgun. Savage was arrested on the scene. 

Savage owns previous convictions of conspiracy to commit robbery in 2014, second-degree assault in 2010 and again in 2013. At the time of the assault involving his girlfriend, Savage was on probation in Howard County for a robbery conspiracy conviction.