One of the five Shreveport fire fighters charged in Caddo District Court with abuse of a mentally-challenged man today pleaded guilty of unrelated charges in Bossier District Court.
Billy Glass, who was arrested August 6, 2013, and charged with cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution in Shreveport’s Fire Station No. 8 scandal, was arrested Feb. 22, 2014, in Bossier Parish and charged with DWI, first offense, unlawful operation of an off-road vehicle, intentional littering, driving left of center, improper turn and failure to use a seatbelt.
Glass, who on April 30 waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty on the Bossier charges through his attorney Randall Fish today withdrew that plea and pleaded guilty to careless operation of a motor vehicle.
For the Careless and Reckless charge, Bossier District Judge Michael Craig sentenced Glass to pay a fine of $250 or serve 30 days in jail, as well as an additional 30 days in jail that was suspended and court costs. In addition, he was placed on active probation for six months with the following conditions: that he enroll in and complete a driver improvement program, pay $75 per month supervision fee, and perform four eight-hour days of community service.
Glass pleaded guilty to the other four charges and was issued the following penalties: Littering, $100 or 10 days in jail; Driving Left of Center, $50 or 5 days in jail; Driving left of Center, $50; improper turn $50 or 5 days in jail; and no seat belt, $25.
Glass is on Caddo Parish District Court’s docket Friday for arguments and hearings.