A Navasota man was sentenced to just over a year in prison this week after possessing cocaine, and being tasered by officers earlier this year.
The Grimes County jury took 5 minutes to find 36 year old Deon Rush of Navasota guilty of the May 21st incident on Tuesday afternoon.
That day, a caller reported a suspicious person standing near a residence. Rush tried evading officers when they tried questioning him, and was ultimately subdued with the taser.
A search of him yielded marijuana, plus cocaine and meth in his wallet.
The District Attorney’s Office says Rush elected to serve as his own legal counsel, and argued for time served. Prosecutors pressed for a two years of State Jail jail time, due to Rush’s extensive criminal history dating to 2005. He was also on parole at the time of the incident.
The judge decided on a sentence of 15 months, and a $5,000 fine.
Rush is awaiting transfer to prison in the Grimes County jail.