A 26-year-old Fayette man is facing decades behind bars after being convicted on all 16 charges against him in a domestic violence related case.
A jury said Jordan Bush is guilty of one count of second-degree domestic assault, eight counts of third-degree domestic assault, three counts of fourth-degree domestic assault, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of first-degree property damage, one count of first-degree harassment, and one count of attempt to tamper with a victim in a felony prosecution.
Prosecutors provided evidence that Bush subjected a girlfriend to repeated abuse. He reportedly choked the victim, whipped her multiple times with a cell phone cord, cut her with scissors, slapped her, struck her, threw a drink on her, and took her cell phone from her so that she could not call the police for help.
The victim told investigators that in the first incident, she had been choked to the point that she was gasping for air and her vision began to blur. In a second incident, she had to jump from her second floor balcony to escape Bush.
Bush violated an order to not have contact with the victim and her residence; he asked her to drop charges and later broke into her apartment, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The victim was evicted from her apartment because of the damage caused by Bush.
Bush faces a maximum of seven years for the second-degree domestic assault, second-degree burglary, and attempt to tamper with a victim convictions. A maximum of four years can be handed down for the third-degree domestic assault, first-degree property damage, and first-degree harassment convictions.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 31 at 2 p.m. in front of Judge Mark Powell.