A 34-year-old man convicted of criminal threats will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. April 9 in Madera County Superior Court department three, according to authorities Wednesday evening.
Brian Keith Dunn, a transient, faces up to four years in state prison. A visibly shaken woman living under the bridge at Tozer Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue summoned police early Dec. 15 to report threats received, said District Attorney Michael Keitz.
After an argument, she said she “noticed two fires nearby” and “observed Dunn approach her holding a pocket knife and saying, ‘Nobody messes with Brian’,” Keitz said. The defendant then attempted to light the grass near her tent and said he’d kill her and damage her property. Officers found him nearby and took him into custody.
The jury also found true a special allegation that Dunn had committed another felony within five years of having been released from prison. Its verdict was delivered Tuesday.