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AUSTIN EDITION Austin man sentenced for BB incident

From staff reports

An Austin man received a 21-month prison sentence Friday for putting an unloaded BB gun to a boy's head during an altercation last September.

Thavinh Kullavongsa, 1109 16th Ave. N.E., was given credit for 202 days served in jail during his sentencing from Judge Donald E. Rysavy in Mower District Court.

Kullavongsa, 21, had pleaded guilty a few weeks ago to one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Two other counts of the same charge and three felony counts of making terroristic threats were dismissed.

According to the police report, Kullavongsa exchanged insults with three boys at Fourth Street Northwest and Oakland Avenue on Sept. 27. He later found the three at Fourth Street and Eighth Place Northwest, where he knocked one of them to the ground, pointed what was later found to be a BB gun to the boy's head and threatened to kill him.

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Kullavongsa also pointed the gun at the other two boys, according to the report. When one of the boys stopped a passerby in the area, Kullavongsa put the gun in his pocket and walked away.

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