Judge rejects sentence modification for ex-cop

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A southern Indiana judge has rejected a sentence modification for a former police officer convicted of pointing a gun at his girlfriend during a confrontation in front of his two children.

Jefferson Superior Court Special Judge Roger Duvall on Friday upheld 32-year-old Josh Abbott's eight-year prison sentence.

Abbott pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intimidation and one count each of criminal confinement and domestic battery for threatening to shoot his then-girlfriend in front of his two children. He was a Madison police officer at the time of that February incident.

The Madison Courier reports Duvall's order says Abbott's actions were "among the most disturbing that the Court has had the occasion to be involved" and it was only "good fortune" he didn't kill or injure anyone.

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