JAFFREY — A Jaffrey man who has pleaded guilty to threatening to stab one of his roommates in the face with a pair of scissors is avoiding jail time under the terms of a plea agreement.

Tracey LaCroix, 50, pleaded guilty last Wednesday in Cheshire Superior Court in Keene to the misdemeanor charge of criminal threatening for the September incident. He was originally charged with a felony in the matter, according to court records.

He was sentenced this week to a year in jail as part of the plea agreement, but that sentence is deferred for one year during which time LaCroix is to remain of good behavior and seek counseling.

LaCroix’s two roommates first called police on the night of Sept. 15 because LaCroix had come to the shared home intoxicated, and was acting disruptively, according to the police report.

LaCroix had driven home intoxicated that night, and sped in the driveway of the home, the roommates told police.

“They said LaCroix got out of his car and started yelling at everybody,” police reported.

Police talked with LaCroix, and reported he was too intoxicated to respond coherently. He agreed to stay in his room for the rest of the night, according to the report.

His roommates called back a few hours later. LaCroix got upset by the children in the house making too much noise and he started lashing out, according to the report.

It was at this point he held a pair of scissors and told his female roommate he was going to stab her in the face, according to the report.

Police came back and placed LaCroix in custody.