Former New Deal Police Chief Convicted of Aggravated Perjury - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/31/08

Former New Deal Police Chief Convicted of Aggravated Perjury

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff

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.

Courts & Crime
Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-10-18 04:31:02 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:41:48 GMT

    Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

    Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:37:08 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:24:55 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:35:00 GMT

    The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite.

    The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite.

Powered by Frankly