A 19-year-old former Kansas University student was sentenced to one year of probation Wednesday for one count of making a criminal threat.
Jaden M. Mackey had pleaded no contest to the charge in November, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Criminal threat, according to state sentencing guidelines, is a felony that can carry penalties ranging from probation to 17 months in prison.
Mackey was accused of approaching four people on a porch in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street on Sept. 1 and demanding money. The victims in the case said the suspect was wearing a mask and held a pocketknife behind his back.
The victims refused to give the suspect any money, and the suspect fled. Police arrested Mackey a short time later in the 1400 block of Ohio Street. Mackey was originally charged with four counts of aggravated robbery.