Neil Cooper, 42, of Idyllwild, pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges for issuing criminal threats and willful resistance.
Judge John Monterosso sentenced Cooper to 360 days in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Cooper was given credit for serving 180 days. The remainder is to be served in a work-release program to which he must report by February 2018.
Cooper was arrested and charged on Jan. 6, 2017. The arrest was for making criminal threats. He was subsequently charged with burglary and criminal threats, both felonies, and enhancements, including use of a weapon and an attempt to dissuade a witness from testifying.
Shortly after this arrest, a criminal protective order for domestic violence was issued to protect the victim. This protective order has been extended to 2021.
Cooper also must pay fines and restitution, and enroll in a domestic-violence program and complete it by April 2019.