Assistant federal prosecutor in Louisville charged with assault

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 6:11 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An assistant U.S. attorney is now facing domestic violence charges.

Terry M. Cushing is charged with 4th degree assault with no visible injury.

According to the police report Sunday night, Cushing and his wife Amy Cook got into a fight at their home on Audubon Parkway. Cook told police her husband grabbed her by the arms and shook her violently, not letting go. She told them she was able to break free and run upstairs, and that's when she heard a crash downstairs. She said when she went downstairs she noticed a glass vase had been knocked off a table.

Cook told police she called EMS because she has a heart condition.

WHAS11 News has learned this isn't the first time Cushing has been accused of violence. In July of 1997, Cushing's wife at the time filed an emergency protective order against him. According to the document she said he has a violent temper and a history of violence. At the same time, Cushing also filed an EPO against her accusing her of being violent.

The  U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky says the matter has been referred to the proper investigative authorities, and following the investigation they will take the appropriate action.

We did reach out to Cushing's attorney, but so far have not heard back.
 

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