An Elkhart man was sentenced yesterday in Starke Circuit Court on a Class C felony charge of Intimidation and a misdemeanor count of Interference with Reporting a Crime.
Brent Komon, 25, pleaded guilty to those charges in a plea agreement with the State. Komon admitted to Judge Kim Hall that he and a Starke County woman had a disagreement on Oct. 31 and he threatened to take the life of the woman while armed with a loaded rifle. When she attempted to call the sheriff’s department, he admitted to the judge that he threw the phone at the TV and it broke, thus making it impossible for her to seek help from law enforcement.
Komon was sentenced to four years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with two years suspended on the felony Intimidation charge and 12 months in the Starke County Jail with all of the sentence suspended on the misdemeanor charge of Interference with Reporting a Crime. The sentences will be served concurrently. Two years of his sentence will be served on probation.
He was ordered to not have any contact with the victim. He was also ordered to participate in programs as recommended by the probation department.