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Woman convicted of assaulting pregnant woman with motor vehicle in Montevideo, Minnesota

Noni Skye Odom, 18, of Marshall, was convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon for striking another woman with a car. She is serving a prison sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Her expected release date is Aug. 21, 2023, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

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MONTEVIDEO — An 18-year-old woman from Marshall was convicted of assault for hitting a pregnant woman with a car in February.

Noni Skye Odom was sentenced Oct. 13 in Chippewa County District Court to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in August. Judge Thomas Van Hon gave her credit for 116 days already served.

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As part of a plea agreement, charges of criminal vehicular operation and third-degree assault to an unborn child were dismissed. Odom is still responsible for restitution in two other misdemeanor cases that were also dismissed.

The county attorney also agreed to withdraw a motion seeking more severe sentencing, according to the plea agreement.

Under Minnesota law, offenders must serve two-thirds of their sentence in custody before being eligible for supervised release.

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Odom's expected release date from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee is Aug. 21, 2023, according to the Department of Corrections website.

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According to the criminal complaint, Montevideo police officers responded to a report of a pregnant woman getting hit by a car on Feb. 4 on Tanglewood Drive, Montevideo.

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a black car drive away quickly.

Two witnesses reported seeing the woman rolling over the vehicle after getting hit.

According to the complaint, the woman — who was 30 weeks pregnant — said that Odom had shown up at the house earlier that night and returned later driving a black car.

Odom refused to get out of the vehicle, drove around the cul-de-sac and hit the woman, who then blacked out, according to the complaint.

The vehicle was later found in Marshall with damage to the windshield and missing a driver’s side mirror.

Dale Morin is a reporter with the West Central Tribune. He covers public safety and breaking news beats.

Dale can be reached at dmorin@wctrib.com or by phone 320-214-4368.
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