A Lubbock jury has returned with a verdict in the trial of former New Deal Police Chief, Sam Butler. They found him guilty of aggravated perjury.
Butler lied under oath about a traffic accident in April of 2005 in Lubbock. He said he was following a drug dealer when he was hit by a red light runner. But prosecutors say he went to Lubbock to fill a prescription.
The jury returned after lunch, to finish with the sentencing phase of the trial. It took them less than twenty minutes to sentence Butler to five years probation and a $5,000 fine.
Butler has also been indicted on charges of insurance fraud and stealing water from the city of New Deal. However, it has not yet been decided whether Butler will be tried on those charges.
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