Three men received probation for an incident in which a 19-year-old man was held, beaten and robbed inside an eastern Lawrence home.
A Douglas County judge sentenced Jack Proctor, Nick Varner and Eli Woodman to two years of probation.
The three 21-year-old Lawrence men were convicted of aggravated assault and aggravated battery for holding the man at gunpoint in January inside a house in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania.
They originally faced more severe charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.
All three were facing prison time, but the judge ruled that because the defendants did not have any criminal history, it was in the public’s best interest to instead place them on probation.