According to court documents, 45-year-old Ryan James Brown pled guilty to an amended charge of an aggravated misdemeanor for third degree criminal mischief. He had his two-year prison sentence suspended and was placed on probation for two years.
The judgement stems from an incident reported on January 27th. Brown got in a verbal argument with a male tenant at one of his rental properties in the 700 block of West Mahlon Street in Jefferson. The argument got physical, and Brown entered the property with a baseball bat and broke a few windows.
Brown was originally charged with felonies for burglary, willful injury, assault and criminal mischief. However, court documents show the charges were changed to just the aggravated misdemeanor for criminal mischief. Brown was also ordered to pay over $1,000 in fines, surcharges, court costs, attorney fees and victim restitution.