- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for pointing a sawed-off shotgun at his brother and threating to shoot him.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 27-year-old Kelly Romero was also sentenced to 18 months of supervised release. Romero earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities say Romero had been drinking and got into an argument with his brother at his home in Cherry Creek. Romero had been shopping for his grandmother’s “Memorial Give Away” earlier in the day. Prosecutors say Romero then threatened to shoot his brother with the sawed-off shotgun pointed at him if he didn’t leave the house.

Romero is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide