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Man arrested on violence charges — again

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Jimmie L. Mongo of Bronson, whose criminal record dates to 1975, was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a violent attack on his ex-girlfriend and a  68-year-old man who came to her aid, according to a Levy County sheriff's press release.
The latest arrest of Mongo follows a Jan. 24 arrest on battery charges. His bond at that time was $75,000.
Mongo, 61,  was arrested March 22 by Sheriff's Deputy Britton Drew after a foot and vehicle chase that started on Pine Street  at the woman's home and ended on Boundary Street. Throughout the chase Mongo was armed with a 7 mm rifle with a scope..
The incident began when Mongo became upset while speaking to his ex-girlfriend on the telephone  and he went to the woman's residence, entered it and choked her until the victim passed out.
The woman's 68-year-old relative heard the commotion and went into the bedroom where Mongo was choking the victim.  When the elderly man,attempted to intervene Mongo struck him, knocking him down on the sofa.
The man said Mongo left the house, but returned shortly armed with a long gun and threatened his life.
Mongo was booked on charges of  felony battery by strangulation, aggravated assault, battery on the elderly, armed burglary, resisting an officer without violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He was sentenced to two years on July 22, 2009,  on felony battery and being a felon in possession of a weapon or ammunition. He was released on Jan. 31, 2011, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website.
He also served time for a 1975 conviction on armed robbery and was given a 25-year sentence. He served five years and was released in 1980, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website.
He was arrested Sept. 3, 2011 on charges of brawling and possession of drug equipment and released on $500 bond.
The Sheriff's Office press release said Mongo has been convicted on felony charges six times.