Man who threatened day care sentenced

Mario Brazier threatened to kill everyone at Rainbow Child Development Center in Gaines Township. (May 21, 2013)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man behind a threat to a Kent County day care has learned he won’t serve more jail time.

After missing his sentencing last week which resulted in the issuing of a bench warrant, Mario Brazier appeared Wednesday in Kent County Circuit Court to be sentenced.

Brazier was sentenced to two years of probation and the time he already served in jail –- nine months. The judge also ordered him to take anger management classes.

Brazier originally pleaded no contest to a felony charge of false report or threat of terrorism, but he later withdrew that plea and went to trial. In March, a jury found him guilty of malicious use of a telecommunications device, which is a lesser offense.

In May 2013, Brazier called the Rainbow Child Care Center on 68th Street in Gaines Township multiple times looking for his ex-wife, who is an employee there. The woman who answered the phone would not allow Brazier to speak with his ex. He then threatened to kill that woman and everyone else at the day care.

The day care contacted authorities, and Brazier was arrested within an hour and a half. No one was hurt in the incident.

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