Former police chief of Newman Grove, Todd Jennings, has been sent to prison for threatening two teenagers with the point of a gun.
Jennings, 44, was sentenced Wednesday in Madison County District Court. He had pleaded no contest to a felony charge of making terroristic threats. Prosecutors dropped a weapons charge in return.
Prosecutors say two teenagers reported in January that they approached Jennings' vehicle while it was stopped at an intersection in Tilden, thinking he was someone else. The teenagers say Jennings pointed a gun at them, said "Do you really want to do this?" and then drove away.
The teenagers said they heard gunshots that they believe were aimed in their direction. No one was injured.