Kirksville man arrested, pleads guilty to assault

Update: Jonathan Omvig pleaded guilty to assault, second degree and received a suspended imposition of sentence with 5 years supervised probation starting January 7, 2013.

The charge of unlawful use of a weapon was dismissed.


A Kirksville man was arrested on his birthday after allegedly threatening to slit his rommate's throat.

According to the Adair County Sherriff's Office, Jonathan Omvig, 24, remains in the Adair County Jail charged with domestic assault in the second degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to court documents, Omvig and his roomates have had an ongoing arguments about respecting each other's property.

The documents state that on Saturday, Omvig and one of his roomates got in an argument over property in a kitchen drawer when the victim alleged that Omvig repeatedly threw her on the floor, and then went for a large eight to ten inch kitchen knife.

The victim says Omvig displayed the knife to her and said, "If you don't move, I will slit your throat, stab you, and watch you bleed to death on the kitchen floor."

Court records state that when police spoke to Omvig, he admitted to throwing the victim on the floor and displaying the knife to her but he denied the threatening statement.

Omvig remains in the Adair County jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.