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Former officer, ex-Marine pleads guilty to domestic violence

June 20, 2017

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A former police officer and ex-Marine has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges and was admitted to a specialty treatment program for veterans.

Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2rNCcWI ) the prosecutor says the resolution will prevent 30-year-old former West Jordan Police officer James Michael Harvie from ever again wearing a uniform and will ensure he gets help for his post-traumatic stress disorder.

Harvie pleaded guilty June 12 to aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, as he was admitted into Veteran’s Court in Provo. Through the court-based treatment program, Harvie was given an ankle monitor after nearly three months in jail.

The woman connected to the charges told police she and Harvie had been arguing for several hours when Harvie pointed an AR-15 rifle at her, a weapon she knew to constantly be loaded.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com