Man pleads guilty to reduced charge in shooting, gets probation

An Augusta man accused of shooting and wounding another man after an argument and physical confrontation pleaded guilty to reduced charges Wednesday and received a probation sentence of three years.

Christopher Y. Bush, 25, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to terroristic threats, fleeing from a police officer, reckless driving and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers told the judge he agreed to the plea negotiation because witnesses, including the shooting victim’s brother, refused to cooperate and others gave conflicting accounts about what happened April 15, 2012, when Clinton Coleman was shot.

Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet accepted the sentencing recommendation, noting Bush was jailed for eight months awaiting trial.

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