Assistant US attorney arrested

By Heather Smith and Christi Reynard

Aug. 12, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Kentucky has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Police arrested Terry Crushing, 51, at around 9:20 p.m. Sunday night and taken to Metro Corrections. He is charged with Assault in the 4th Degree (domestic violence) no visible injury.

Cushing is accused of assaulting his wife in their Louisville home. The arrest report says Cushing “shook his wife violently not allowing her to leave his grasp.”

Cushing’s wife told police she was able to break free and run upstairs. While there, she says she heard a crash, and when she came downstairs she saw that a glass vase had been knocked off a table in the home’s entryway.

The woman told police she has a heart condition and called EMS to check her out. She was taken to the hospital.

When police arrived with the ambulance Cushing was cleaning up the glass. According to the police report, he told officers that the couple had been arguing, and he lost his temper and knocked a vase onto the floor.

This isn’t the first time Cushing has been accused of domestic violence. During divorce proceedings with another woman in 1997, Cushing’s now ex-wife accused the lawyer of domestic violence.

According to court records Cushing’s former wife filed for divorce in May of 1997. Two months later in July she asked the judge for an Order of Protection, and accused Cushing of domestic violence. Later that month the judge dismissed the domestic violence complaint. The divorce was finalized in December of 1998.

Source: WAVE