Robert Allen Pary, 64, of Frazee, was sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor harassment in a case where he threatened to shoot a woman who works at Lakeshirts in Detroit Lakes, along with threatening to shoot up her workplace.

A felony threat of violence charge and a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge were dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records, a woman called police on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to report a man “was very upset with her,” and had called and “threatened to show up at her work and shoot her and her workplace.”

The woman was crying, shaking and scared. The police officer advised Lakeshirts to go into a lockdown until the suspect could be located. Officers were made aware that Pary had guns in a locked cabinet.

Pary was arrested and admitted that “he said he would shoot up the place,” according to the criminal complaint.

District Judge Michelle W. Lawson sentenced Pary to 364 days in the Becker County Jail on Wednesday July 19, with 354 days stayed for two years. Credit was granted for two days served and Pary will be allowed to serve 10 days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense. 

Pary was fined $900 plus $75 in court fees He was also ordered not to use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives and to complete a domestic abuse assessment.

He was placed on supervised probation for two years.