Bangs man avoids prison time for felony charges, including threatening 3M's plant manager

Bryan Makuta

On Wednesday, a state district judge approved a Bangs man's plea agreement for several felonies, which avoided a trial and prison time.

Bryan Makuta, 45, of Bangs, was sentenced to 10 years of deferred adjudication, according to the 35th Judicial District Court.

Makuta plead guilty in court to continuous violence against family, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and stalking.

Last month, Makuta was arrested by the Texas Rangers for threatening the plant manager of Brownwood's 3M facility.

Makuta, a former 3M employee, recorded several videos on his Facebook page featuring him displaying a black handgun and discussing the 3M plant manager, according to court documents.

As a part of the agreement that Makuta reached with Brown County prosecutors, he is prohibited from going within a mile of the 3M facility in Brownwood, has to abide by a curfew and must surrender his gun license.

Makuta still has four pending misdemeanor charges, according to the 35th Judicial District Court.

Makuta was arrested on a charge of making a terroristic threat, which was taken into consideration for his plea, but was never filed.

According to the criminal complaint, Makuta began posting Facebook videos naming Brownwood's 3M plant manager after a KTXS News story aired in March.

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