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Former convict Spang in jail on new felony charge


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A man released from prison after the Montana Supreme Court overturned his conviction is back in jail.

Jacob Spang, 21, turned himself in to the Havre Police Department on Wednesday. Hill County Attorney Dave Rice has filed a felony charge of aggravated assault against Spang, and he is in the Hill County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.

Rice said he is waiting for additional evidence before he makes a final decision about what charge he will pursue.

"We need to wait for medical evidence," he said.

The assault charge carries a penalty of two to 20 years in prison and a maximum $50,000 f...

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