Former officer sentenced for criminal tresspass
Special to the Times
A former police officer was sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Henry County jury found him guilty of kicking in his ex-fiancée’s door.
Phillip Barresi, 30, was on trial this week in Henry County Superior Court on charges he stormed into his ex-fiancée’s Locust Grove home on November 28, 2016. He was wearing his Atlanta Police uniform and had his hand on his service pistol, witnesses testified.
The jury found Barresi guilty of criminal trespass. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on charges of home invasion and criminal damage to property in the second degree.
Judge Brian Amero sentenced him to 12 months with 90 days to serve in the Henry County jail. He also must pay a $500 fine and have no contact with the victim and witnesses.