- Associated Press - Friday, September 26, 2014

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska prosecutor says he will recommend probation for a Columbus man who pointed a pellet handgun in the face of a police officer.

Platte County Attorney Carl Hart tells the Columbus Telegram (https://bit.ly/1rpalEg ) on Thursday that 31-year-old Aaron Lotspeich agreed to a plea deal. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of attempted terroristic threats.

He was originally charged with a felony in the January incident and faced up to five years in prison. Police say two officers responded to a report that Lotspeich might harm himself. They say he pointed the gun at the officer before surrendering.

Hart says they will recommend probation because the gun was a toy and Lotspeich has taken steps to improve unspecified health issues.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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