A Hays man was sentenced to a year in prison for criminal threat, but with time already served, will spend only a few months there.

George Clayton McDougall pled guilty in June to a charge of criminal threat stemming from a Nov. 26 altercation in which he allegedly threatened another person with a brick.

The 247 days he has spent in the Ellis County Jail since his arrest will be applied as credit to his sentence handed down Monday afternoon by Ellis County District Court Chief Judge Glenn Braun.

McDougall, who has 15 previous convictions including nine felonies, will be on post-release supervision for 12 months. He was on a felony probation for a prior conviction at the time of his arrest. That probation will be re-established at 12 months upon his release and he will serve that concurrent with the post-release supervision.