Knox Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Intimidation

Starke County Courthouse

A Knox man who had been arrested in June on Intimidation charges was sentenced last week in Starke Circuit Court.

Thirty-two-year-old Jason Danekas was arrested after threatening the life of his mother and his brother in their home in Knox. Danekas was reportedly attempting to move out of his brother’s home when an argument escalated, prompting Danekas to pick up a large knife and threaten his brother’s life. When his mother stepped in to try to stop the argument, he allegedly threatened her as well before threatening to take his own life.

When his brother called police, Danekas fled the scene before later turning himself over to police. He was booked in the Starke County Jail on two counts of Intimidation.

Danekas pleaded guilty on Oct. 4 to Intimidation as a Class D felony and was sentenced to 18 months in the Department of Corrections with 12 months suspended. After serving his six months in prison, he will be released on probation for 12 months.