'Beloved Reaper' pleads no contest to threats, battery

A man who identified himself to police when he was arrested as “The Beloved Reaper” pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of criminal threats of death and battery, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Richard Montgomery Ines, 21, of Belmont threw a can of paint at a pizza delivery driver Nov. 21 and then threatened to kill the man, Wagstaffe said.

It was unknown why Ines threw the can of paint. After the delivery driver got out of his car to confront Ines, he pulled out a BB gun and threatened to kill him.

Police responded to the scene and Ines resisted arrest, even kneeing one officer in the groin, Wagstaffe said. At the time, he would only identify himself to police as “The Beloved Reaper.”

On Wednesday, Ines pleaded no contest to making a threat of death and a charge of battery, Wagstaffe said. He was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and 20 days in jail with 20 days credit for time served. He is also required to abstain from drugs and alcohol use and prohibited from owning a weapon.

The case was continued until April 16 for a restitution hearing. Ines remains out of custody on $10,000 bail.

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