Omaha man convicted of creating ruckus at apartment complex

Published 10:29 am Monday, April 18, 2016

The 28-year-old Omaha man who was charged after creating a ruckus at an Austin apartment building and attempted to break into an apartment has been convicted after changing his plea Friday.

Emmanuel Sansilous Deng, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, changed his plea to guilty and was convicted in Mower County Court.

Deng was originally charged with felony second-degree burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal damage to property, but has been convicted of misdemeanor trespassing-refuse to depart and fourth-degree criminal damage to property.

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He will serve 90 days in Mower County Jail with credit for 58 days already served and one year of unsupervised probation, which is to be served in Morrison County. If he violates the conditions of his probation, he will serve 32 days in jail.

In an unrelated case, he is convicted of gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. He also plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of giving a false name to a police officer and open bottle, but they were dismissed.

He will serve 180 days in Mower County Jail with credit for 58 days already served and two years of supervised probation. If he violates the conditions of his probation, he will serve 122 days in jail.

Officers responded to the 200 block of 11th Avenue Northwest to a report of a man pounding on several apartment doors, according to a court complaint.

Upon arrival, officers saw Deng standing outside the entrance of the building. Deng reportedly told police he was trying to get inside the building after people on the third floor balcony told him to come inside.

A man told police he had been sleeping and was awakened by Deng pounding on the all the doors in the apartment building. The man saw Deng standing in the hallway and escorted him outside the building, according to the report. Deng allegedly pushed the man as he was taken outside and continued to pound on the locked outside door. The man then called the police. He did not know and had not seen Deng before this evening.

A female resident then talked to police and said she was in her second floor apartment, heard her door open and saw Deng standing at the doorway. Deng reportedly told her that he was lost. She said she did not know Deng and told him to leave and he walked up to the third floor of the building. A short time later, Deng opened her door a second time and called her a “stupid girl.” The woman said he appeared agitated and that’s when the other man then escorted him outside. The woman reportedly wanted Deng to be charged with trespassing, according to the complaint.

Deng was then arrested and taken to Mower County Jail. He was intoxicated and cited with trespassing and disorderly conduct and held for a court appearance.

Around 11:50 p.m., officers were called back to the apartment building for a report of a door kicked in on the third floor. Officers spoke with the building manager, and found no one inside the apartment, as well as a shoe print on the outside of the door near the deadbolt lock. Officers photographed the shoe print and confirmed it matched Deng’s shoe. Deng would not talk to officers about the situation. The woman whose door was kicked in said she was not home at that time and she did not know Deng.

Deng was also charged with one count of gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI, one count of misdemeanor false name to a peace officer, and one count of misdemeanor open bottle in an unrelated case that happened days before the incident at the apartment complex on Feb. 13.