Kia owner Chris Bostick pleas 'no contest' on assault charge, receives probation

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:55am

Chris Bostick, the owner and operator of Nashville-area Kia car dealerships, received one year of probation on Monday after entering a "no contest" plea on one count of domestic assault.

Bostick entered the conditional plea on the charge that stemmed from an incident with his wife last fall and led to his indictment on two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault earlier this year.

According to Bostick’s attorney Ed Yarbrough, Bostick entered the plea in Williamson County Circuit Court where he received judicial diversion for 11 months and 29 days with special conditions.

Through the diversion agreement, the assault charge can be dismissed and expunged after Bostick’s successful completion of probation.

15 Comments on this post:

By: courier37027 on 6/24/13 at 12:54

Don't you leave until you see...the bailiff.

By: Luckyforward on 6/25/13 at 5:43

I'll bet his wife isn't driving a Kia after all she probably took him for . . .

You wanna see her in an Escalade!

By: Badbob on 6/25/13 at 7:49

For a probation violation and a new charge you get another year probation? If he had been driving on a revoked license he would have gotten 6 months. If he had been black, he would have gotten a year or two.

But, hey, it's a 2nd amendment right to assault with a pistol as long as you are rich and white.

By: govskeptic on 6/25/13 at 7:54

Funny things happen when a marriage is going bad, and often not so funny.
The Court system has done bigger favors for those that have done worst.

By: wasaw on 6/25/13 at 8:14

Strangely Badbob, you're the only writer who remembers that the assault occurred with a pistol. My memory is that Bostic hit his wife with the door as she was leaving and once he was arrested, she led law enforcement officers to his guns, which he legally owned.

BTW Badbob, because Bostic lives in America, he does have a 2nd Amendment right to own arms and store them in his home. That's why it's safe to walk in most U.S. cities and Middle Tennessee. The bad guys don't know if you are armed. Now I wouldn't suggest you walk in Chicago, Detroit, or New York City. Why? They have the most stringent gun control laws in America. How's that working for them?

By: bfra on 6/25/13 at 9:15

Didn't they originally report he had a felony conviction in, I think it was FL? If so, he couldn't legally own a gun!

By: fightcrib on 6/25/13 at 9:34

Just because this happened, I don't think this should stop him from making commercials. He could do a KIA commercial with all his kids and talk about he gets to see them every other weekend and half of summers. It's not so bad, it happened to me for chrstsakes. Make some more damn commercials!

Fightcrib, BNA

By: Left-of-Local on 6/25/13 at 10:54

He shoulda been put on probation for those go-awful ads a long time ago.

By: dargent7 on 6/25/13 at 1:02

What a joke! One year?
Guy always appeared a little nuts in those commercials....
But, Kias look really cool this year...like BMW's.

By: dargent7 on 6/25/13 at 1:04

bfra: Correct...he had a conviction in FL for illegal gun posession. And he had them in Nashville, too. Go figure.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 6/25/13 at 1:30

Badbob - OK - what probation violation? And no misdemeanor can get a person 2 years in jail regardless of their race. I don't like this guy or his stupid ads, but why not stick to the facts?

By: Badbob on 6/25/13 at 2:38

wasaw - I'm sorry you can't remember it was illegal for him to own a gun.

Maybe Google will help you remember:

http://www.wkrn.com/story/20045817/carnival-kia-chris-bostick-arrest

Again, if he had been black or a teenager, the police would have made a great TV announcement about how they removed a dangerous felon off the streets. To Wit:

http://www.wkrn.com/story/10744385/felon-arrested-in-sale-of-gun-used-in-mcnair-murder

Note, this guy wasn't arrested for conspiracy. Or selling a gun. He was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun... a felony in it's own right. But, since Bostick is a white, presumably wealth Williamson County resident, the law does not apply to him.

Again, where is the FBI when we need them? This is a multiple state issue and the Feds are the one to prosecute it.

By: Badbob on 6/25/13 at 2:48

Face book:Emmett - yeah, sorry. You are correct, of course.

By: bfra on 6/25/13 at 4:36

I didn't find his ads offense. They would have been better without the "I wanna be a STAR, wiggle, wiggle" wife, but he & the kids were fine.

By: eamus-catuli on 6/25/13 at 11:43

I'm glad to see this got worked out and I'm glad not to see that guy on my TV. I had a poor experience with him when I was in the market for a car in 2008 - I still wouldn't do business with that company. Perhaps they are better now but your still not gonna see me in a Kia.

"Make something idiot-proof and the world will build a better idiot"