Topeka man sentenced in felony criminal threat case

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka businessman has been sentenced to probation for threatening an Oklahoma man.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kent D. Lindemuth was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail, but the judge suspended the sentence and placed him on one year of supervised probation.

A Shawnee County jury convicted him earlier of one count of making a criminal threat. During the trial, Lindemuth testified that he denied threatening to shoot Mike Matthews, an Oklahoma trucking firm owner, during a 2014 dispute about a trailer and cargo valued at more than $500,000.

Lindemuth, a Topeka real estate developer, said he would appeal his conviction.

Lindemuth also faces separate federal charges accusing him of bankruptcy fraud. He’s accused in that case of buying 103 firearms after filing for bankruptcy.

 

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