Wednesday May 19 2010
Man who threatened pizza employee pleads guilty
By: Jenifer Gee Journal News Editor
Scarbrough expected to avoid prison time
A man who reportedly threatened an Auburn employee and led police on a morning-long search is expected to be sentenced next month. Brian Michael Scarbrough, 23, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of having a concealed firearm on his person in an Auburn courtroom Friday, according to Art Campos, spokesman for the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. The charge stems from a March 17 incident during which Scarbrough allegedly threatened an employee at Round Table Pizza located in the Auburn Town Center. Scarbrough, a former Round Table employee, reportedly displayed but did not brandish a .45 caliber handgun. Scarbrough is expected to avoid prison time when he appears at his scheduled sentencing hearing June 9. Campos said the plea was entered “in exchange for local time with suggested mental health terms.” Campos declined to elaborate on what the terms may be and said the case was referred to the probation department for their sentencing recommendation. Campos said the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the two additional counts of residential burglary and grand theft of a firearm. The March incident shut down the Town Center for a few hours as police and SWAT teams searched for Scarbrough. Auburn Police Department officers found Scarbrough later that morning walking on Auburn Ravine Road. He was arrested without incident. Scarbrough is expected to appear in Placer County Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. June 9 in Dept. 13 in Auburn. He remained in custody at Placer County Jail Wednesday held on $100,000 bail. Reach Jenifer Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org.