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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Police Chief's Tased Girlfriend and Wife - Leadership You Can Trust

What the hell is going on in Texas? First its a former Leon County police chief accused of shocking his girlfriend with a taser, who is now expected to be released from jail Friday afternoon.

A judge lowered Oly Ivy's bond Friday morning from $100,000 to $20,000 after Ivy underwent a psychological evaluation in Huntsville earlier this week, according to Ivy's attorney.

Ivy, 30, was arrested in Anderson County earlier this month and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Last week, Ivy's attorney unsuccessfully tried to have his bond amount lowered, but a judge ruled Ivy would have to undergo psychological testing first.

Ivy has been stripped of his badge and title as Oakwood Police Chief. He was sworn in as the city's first police chief nearly two months ago. More HERE

Now get this, there is more another Police Chief,

A central Texas police chief is accused of shocking his wife with a Taser gun.

Oly Ivy, the now former Oakwood police chief, was jailed in Leon County Wednesday after being charged with aggravated assault for allegedly using the weapon on his wife. Ivy's bond was set at $100,000.

Ivy, 30, was arrested near Palestine on Monday and was fired by the Oakwood City Council before sunrise Tuesday.

Ivy was the lone, full-time peace officer to the town of 500 residents -- though he did have two reserve officers. He had been on the job since February.

Ivy's attorney, Charley Johnson, said that his client "is taking these allegations very seriously." Johnson said he intends for Ivy to "be treated the same as anybody in this situation."

Oakwood is located about 100 miles southeast of Dallas-Fort Worth. More HERE

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