Text-message threats result in probation for Cottage Grove manA Cottage Grove man was sentenced to probation and other conditions after pleading guilty to sending his ex-girlfriend text messages that contained death threats.
A Cottage Grove man was sentenced to probation and other conditions after pleading guilty to sending his ex-girlfriend text messages that contained death threats.
Ryan W. Schrobilgen, 25, was sentenced Aug. 31 in Washington County District Court for making terroristic threats, a gross misdemeanor. The conviction stems from an October 2011 incident in which he sent his ex-girlfriend, who was 22 at the time, a series of 11 text messages within an hour-and-a-half that contained threats, including that she would be dead within hours. One message said: “here’s a text to save, your dead if I don’t have my money by 6.”
The messages were preceded by a confrontation between Schrobilgen and his ex-girlfriend’s mother, who called police when the man showed up at a Newport home to pick up a police citation but then allegedly threatened the mother and another individual, according to the report. Two fifth-degree assault charges were dropped.
Schrobilgen was ordered to spend two years on probation and complete 20 hours of community service. He was given credit for having served 19 days in the Washington County jail.