A Davis County man who was charged with kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend entered into a plea bargain that resulted in him pleading guilty to making a threat against life or property, a class B misdemeanor.
Second District Judge Thomas Kay sentenced Michael Paul Montgomery, 27, to six months in jail, but suspended the jail time and placed Montgomery on 12 months probation. Montgomery also must pay a $350 fine.
Montgomery originally was charged with kidnapping, a second-degree felony, and aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, in connection with the Nov. 4 incident.
Police said Montgomery showed up at his girlfriend's Woods Cross apartment to talk about their relationship and, during a drive, Montgomery said he would have her beaten up and her body hidden. The woman also said Montgomery choked her until she was unconscious and when she woke up he chased her when she tried to flee, according to police reports.
At one point, Montgomery's car got stuck in a ditch and his parents had to come to help both individuals.