Ex-police chief who tased girlfriend’s face likely won’t do time: report
A former central Texas police chief who used a Taser on his girlfriend during a fight is expected to get a plea deal that will keep him out of prison.
Oly Ivy, a former police chief of Oakwood, Texas, was charged with felony aggravated assault after he allegedly shocked his live-in girlfriend and mother of his child, Amanda Juarez, twice in the stomach and once in the face.
But KXXV-TV in central Texas reports that prosecutors will offer Ivy a deal today that will see him avoid jail time in the April, 2009, incident, but would require him to attend anger management classes, to stay away from Juarez and his daughter for two years, and would ban him from ever being a police officer again.
The judge in the case will then have to determine whether or not to accept the plea deal.
Amanda Juarez was attacked with a Taser in early April. She said she and Oly Ivy had been fighting when he shocked her with a Taser in the stomach, then twice more in the face.
“I could feel him continuously pulling the trigger,” Juarez said in her first interview since the incident, given exclusively to News Channel 25. “It felt like forever and all I felt excruciating pain, and I couldn’t move. All I could do was scream and cry and beg for him to stop.”
If the Leon County Judge accepts the deal Ivy would receive a one year probated jail sentence. He will have to surrender his peace officer license, take an anger management class, be checked for substance abuse, enroll in a battery intervention and prevention program, pay a $1,000 fine, do 80 hours community service, and he would not be allowed to make contact with Juarez or his daughter for two years. A similar offense down the road would also garner Ivy a mandatory felony charge.
Juarez is reportedly unhappy with the plea deal.
“I’m glad that he’s going to have a conviction, but I’m upset that hes not going to prison,” she told KXXV. “I would like [the judge] to reject it. I would like to go through a trial. I would like my voice to be heard. I would like him to go to prison for what he did to me.”
This video is from KXXV-TV in central Texas, broadcast Dec. 10, 2009.