A Duluth man will spend three years on probation and 165 days in jail for failing to step in when he saw his child using meth.
Charles Orville O’Mary Jr., 36, pleaded no contest Feb. 27 in Douglas County Circuit Court to child neglect resulting in bodily harm and felony theft. In addition to the probation sentence, a three-year prison sentence, followed by three years of extended supervision, was imposed and stayed. One count of misdemeanor theft was dismissed but read in for sentencing. O’Mary was ordered to have no contact with the victims, pay $6,000 restitution and submit to random urinalysis.
According to the criminal complaint:
O’Mary saw the teen snort a line of meth off a piece of glass — a method the teen called “hot railing” — in a Superior garage in May 2015 and did nothing to stop it. The teen’s mother contacted police when she found out about the incident, expressing concern because the teen hadn’t slept in two days. During an emergency room visit, the teen tested positive for meth but otherwise checked out fine.
The theft charge is related to a boat and trailer that O’Mary took from a Billings Park residence in May of 2015, according to the complaint. He sold the trailer and boat motor to a Duluth man, and witnesses told police he sunk the boat in the St. Louis River.