- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A former Plaquemine police officer has pleaded no contest after being accused of kidnapping and assaulting his estranged wife.

The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1SRECuy) reports Justin Bush was sentenced to five years of probation Tuesday after pleading no contest to second-degree battery and malfeasance charges in office.

The wife of Justin Bush asked prosecutors to drop the charges against her husband but was refused by assistant district attorneys with the 18th Judicial District.

Assistant District Attorney Scott Stassi says Bush was sentenced to five years on each charge before a judge suspended Bush’s prison sentence and ordered him to serve five years of supervised probation.

Bush had been in jail since police arrested him in January. His wife told authorities Bush forced his way into her car and threatened her with a knife and gun.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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