A Herman man arrested for threatening to kill his parents during a verbal disturbance accepted a plea agreement April 9 in Washington County District Court.
Jeremy D. Jensen, 38, pleaded guilty to attempted terroristic threats, a Class 4 felony. He could face up to two years in prison, nine to 12 months post-release supervision and up to a $10,000 fine.
Chief Deputy County Attorney Erik Petersen said the state would not oppose probation.
Jensen's parents, who were present in the courtroom, would like their son to receive treatment in lieu of incarceration, Petersen said.
Judge John E. Samson ordered a presentence investigation. He also ordered substance and mental health evaluations.
Sentencing is set for June 4.
Jensen was arrested March 4 after deputies responded to a verbal disturbance in the 100 block of West Fifth Street.
Jensen's parents told deputies he has a history of drug abuse and they had allowed him to stay with them until he could get back on his feet.
Jensen became hostile toward them and threatened to kill them. He included details on how he would kill them, according to the arrest affidavit.
The couple was not injured.