A man, who was charged as an adult for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at several people when he was 17, pleaded guilty to several charges in Butler County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday.
Bradin A. Bender, 18, of Butler, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor terroristic threats and three counts of recklessly endangering another person before county Judge Timothy McCune. The plea agreement calls for 12 months probation for the threats charge and six months consecutive probation for each of the recklessly endangering charges. It also calls for restitution and fines.
Assistant District Attorney Mark Lope also said that the plea makes Bender prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms.
Bender's attorney, Jeffrey Thompson, asked that he be released from Butler County Prison, where he is currently held on $100,000 bail, pending sentencing on June 8. Judge McCune said Bender would be released pending a parole plan and an adult parole intake assessment.
To read more on this story, subscribe to ButlerEagle.com.