A former jail deputy charged with making threatening phone calls to coworkers has been placed on probation.
Mark D. Pellock pleaded no contest last week to three counts of criminal restraint, all misdemeanors, according to Sedgwick County District Court records. He was ordered to serve 12 months probation by Sedgwick County District Court Judge David Kaufman. If he violates its term, he could go to jail for a year.
Pellock was charged with two counts of criminal threat — which are felonies — in June, a month after he allegedly called the jail while off duty and threatened violence against on-duty deputies. He was a sergeant and nine-year veteran. At the time of his charging, Pellock’s attorney, Kevin Smith, called the case “a management situation” relating to “jail politics.”
Pellock’s employment ended July 15, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Lin Dehning said. He had been scheduled for jury trial Monday on the felony charges.