Stewartville Man Sentenced For Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ Business
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Stewartville man accused of threatening to shoot up a business with an AR-15 will not have to serve any additional time behind bars if he stays out of trouble.
21-year-old Javarie Smith was sentenced today to five years on probation for his conviction on a felony terroristic threats charge. He was also given a 50-day jail sentence, but because he was given credit for the time he has already spent in jail, he will not have to serve any additional time.
Smith admitted to the terroristic threats charge last November after he reached a plea agreement with Olmsted County prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault.
He was arrested last June after the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call requesting a welfare check on a woman at her place of employment. The criminal complaint in the case says the deputies were told the woman's boyfriend had been calling her at the business and making threats. Her coworkers recorded the messages, during which Smith stated he was going to shoot the place up with an AR-15 if his girlfriend was not sent home. The charges state that Smith made up to 10 calls to the business beginning around six in the morning on the day of his arrest.
The court document indicates a deputy spoke with the victim, who had a large bump and bruise on her face. She told the deputy that Smith had punched her in the left eye and the side of her head after they had an argument at her apartment that morning. She also stated that Smith threatened to kill her and followed her to her place of employment.
The complaint also alleges that after his arrest and while he was being transported to jail, Smith threatened to take a deputy's rifle. It was also alleged that Smith described himself as an "Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputy killer."