KINGMAN - The last of three men arrested in an assault spree that ended when one of the suspects was shot pleaded guilty Thursday.
Jacob G. Schnupp, 22, was the only local man of the three involved in the series of random attacks on Kingman residents Dec. 3.
Under terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors, he is also the only one who will avoid prison.
Schnupp's friends, Timothy Hagood, 19, and Wayne Redding, both of California, previously entered guilty pleas and have both been sentenced to four and five years in prison, respectively.
Schnupp's plea agreement stipulates that he be sentenced to three years supervised probation with no additional jail time and a chance to have his aggravated assault charge designated as a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation.
Hagood was shot several times during the last assault by a 19-year-old walking in north Kingman.
At least one of the three men had ties to the Nortenos gang, meaning "northerners" of California. That could explain why the trio targeted random individuals for wearing blue shirts in public since the color blue is associated with the Surenos of southern California.
The first attack took place in the shopping center between Walmart and Taco Bell. Police say the three men approached a 13-year-old boy and brandished brass knuckles while demanding anything of value he had. When the boy said he had nothing, he was punched several times.
A short time later, the three men approached a homeless man near the Cornerstone Mission off of Andy Devine Avenue. The man was threatened with a knife but was not harmed. The three men then targeted a 19-year-old walking in the area of McVicar Avenue and Roosevelt Street.
The victim said the three pulled up in a truck, got out and threatened him. The victim fired several shots from a handgun he was carrying after the men advanced on him despite the victim's warnings. Hagood was hit several times and spent more than a month in the hospital.
The County Attorney's Office did not press charges against the shooter because he acted in self-defense.