A Bryan man was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officials said 33-year-old Michael Golatt was arrested in November after confronting a man with a knife. According to the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, Golatt was riding a bicycle through a parking lot near the intersection of Finfeather Road and Peppertree Drive in Bryan and became enraged after nearly being struck by a vehicle backing out of a parking space.

Golatt left the area after attempting to open the vehicle’s door and returned with a knife, officials said. A bystander who was licensed to carry a concealed weapon pulled a gun on Golatt and ordered him to drop the knife, which he did, authorities said.

The Brazos County District Attorney’s Office said Golatt has 20 criminal convictions as an adult, including family violence, resisting arrest, assault and multiple theft and drug offenses.

Because the crime involved a deadly weapon, Golatt must serve at least half of his sentence before being considered for parole, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

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