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Bussell sentenced to 12 years

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

Steven R. Bussell, 31, of Clarksville, was sentenced recently sentenced to 12 years in prison and a long-term treatment program after showing up in court drunk for a parole violation sentencing.

Bussell was originally charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest in September 2011, according to court records.

A probable cause statement from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office said that Bussell was drinking with another man in Clarksville when the man asked him to leave his home. Bussell became belligerent due to intoxication and refused to leave, the statement said.

Bussell punched the victim in the face, threw him to the ground and slammed his head into a concrete sidewalk, the statement said.

Responding deputies found Bussell at another residence and arrested him. Bussell then asked if he could say goodbye to his child and entered the home with the deputy right behind him. Bussell then ran out the back door and did not halt when the officer ordered him to.

One hour later, Bussell was located at yet another residence by the deputy, a sheriff’s office detective and a state highway patrolman. He tried to flea again and was apprehended.

He was later sentenced to eight years in prison on the charges but had his sentence suspended and was given five years probation.

Bussell admitted violating that probation at an April court hearing