Archive for Friday, November 9, 2012

KU student pleads no contest in threat case

November 9, 2012


A 19-year-old Kansas University student pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of making a criminal threat as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Jaden M. 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.

Mackey is scheduled for sentencing at 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Criminal threat is a level-9 person felony, and carries a penalty ranging from probation to 17 months in prison.


George_Braziller 5 years, 6 months ago

What a doof. Obviously not a very bright criminal. A pocket knife against four people is just dumb. He should have just told them he had a sharp nail clipper in his hand and would cut their fingernails too close if they didn't give him money.

kernal 5 years, 6 months ago

Bigger question is, has KU expelled him or has he returned to classes?

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