Former Round Table Pizza employee sentenced with restraining order

By: Bridget Jones, Journal staff writer
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A man who shut down the Auburn Town Center in March was ordered Thursday to stay away from two Auburn Round Table Pizza locations. Brian Michael Scarbrough, 24, was arrested March 17 after he allegedly threatened an employee with a .45 caliber handgun at the Round Table Pizza in the Auburn Town Center on Elm Avenue. Scarbrough, a former Round Table employee, reportedly displayed, but did not brandish, the gun. The event resulted in the closure of the center while Auburn police officers searched for Scarbrough. He was arrested on Auburn Ravine Road without incident, and the center opened again. Scarbrough pleaded guilty in May to the felony charge of having a concealed firearm on his person. Judge Colleen Nichols sentenced Scarbrough in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom Thursday to three years probation. Scarbrough was also sentenced to 240 days in jail with credit for 185 of those days. Scarbrough is required to wear an electronic global positioning system monitoring device for 30 days. A mental health court will then determine whether or not he should continue to wear the device. Nichols ordered Scarbrough to stay at least 100 yards away from the Round Table Pizza location in Auburn Town Center as well as the location on Grass Valley Highway during the course of his probation. Nichols told Scarbrough she hoped he would follow the conditions of his probation. “My whole goal is I don’t see you back here,” Nichols said in the courtroom Thursday. Representatives of Scarbrough’s family declined to comment about the sentencing. Management for the Round Table Pizza on Elm Avenue also declined to comment when reached by telephone Thursday. Reach Bridget Jones at