WORTHINGTON — Rachel Roberts, 31, of Adrian, was granted a stay of execution on an 18-month prison stay Wednesday for threatening a family member with a knife.
Roberts was arrested in June 2020 when the victim reported the incident to law enforcement, stating that Roberts was under the influence of methamphetamine. She was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, threats of violence and disorderly conduct.
Roberts pleaded guilty to threats of violence, and the other two charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
At the sentencing hearing, Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt sentenced Roberts to 18 months in prison, with a stay of execution in favor of five years of supervised probation.
"Use (the stay of execution) to motivate you to do well on probation," Vagjrt told her.
Roberts is currently in a residential drug treatment facility, and she reported having made progress in staying clean. When she completes her inpatient treatment, Roberts said, she already has a job and an apartment lined up.
"Make sure you work hard on your sobriety," Vajgrt said. "I wish you well."