BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Port Arthur teenager has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a case that made world headlines when police wanted to remove a bullet from his forehead to prove he tried to
kill a man.
Joshua Adam Bush has agreed to two years in state jail in return for his guilty pleas to charges of criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The sentences would be served concurrently. The 19-year-old defendant's attorney said he should be released soon since he has
credit for time served.
In the plea deal Bush accepted Monday, charges of deadly conduct and two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity were dropped.
Bush had been accused of participating in a break-in at a used car lot in Port Arthur in the summer of 2006, but a Jefferson County jury acquitted him last August of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A conviction on that charge could have dealt him a life sentence.
Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise,
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