Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Jon Cousin pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a faked shooting in Chalfont.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Chalfont police officer accused of faking his own shooting pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court in Doylestown on Tuesday. Jon Cousin, of New Britain, pleaded guilty to official oppression and making false reports to law enforcement, and "no contest" to possessing an instrument of crime. Calkins Media court reporter Laurie Mason Schroeder reports that Cousin's sentencing has been postponed for 60 days so a mental health report and pre-sentence investigation can be completed. Cousin's attorney, Michael Applebaum, described the Aug. 27 incident as the result of years of deteriorating mental health. “Clearly, this was a cry for help,” the lawyer said. Read what Appelebaum said in court - and what the judge had to say to Cousin - in Mason …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A former Chalfont Borough police officer accused of faking his own shooting now faces formal arraignment in November in Doylestown.
The former Chalfont Borough police officer accused of faking his own on-duty shooting waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday. Jon Cousin, 30, is facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, false alarms to agencies of public safety, false reports to law enforcement, official oppression and possession of an instrument of crime. Prosecutors dropped a charge of recklessly endangering another person and added a count of official oppression. The new charge is related to the numerous traffic stops police made in their search for the suspects. Cousin said he was shot during an early morning traffic stop at the Lenape Valley Swim Club on Westview Avenue in Chalfont in late August. District Attorney David Heckler previously called the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Jon Cousin's preliminary hearing has been postponed until October 11 in Richboro.
The preliminary hearing for the Chalfont police officer accused of lying to investigators about being shot on the job has been continued until October. Jon Cousin, 30, of Chalfont, scheduled for a hearing Thursday, but it has been delayed until Oct. 11. Cousin faces a host of charges in relation to the late August incident that occurred while he was the lone officer on patrol in Chalfont Borough. The charges include: false alarm to an agency of public safety, two counts of possessing an instrument of crime with intent, false reports where the offense did not occur, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct. At a press conference last week announcing Cousin's arrest, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said the…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Jon Cousin, 30, of Chalfont, remains incarcerated at Bucks County Prison. He faces numerous misdemeanor charges in connection with faking a shooting on Monday.
Jon M. Cousin, 30, of Chalfont, the officer charged with faking a shooting on Westview Avenue Monday morning, will head to a preliminary hearing in Bucks County on September 6. According to Bucks County Department of Corrections, Cousin remains in jail as of Wednesday in lieu of 10 percent of $150,000 bail. Cousin is charged with the following misdemeanors: Cousin will face a preliminary hearing before District Judge William Benz in Richboro, PA at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6, according to court records. Read more about Cousin's shooting hoax at this link.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Bucks County District Attorney says a Chalfont police officer lied about being shot early Monday morning.
OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA -- A local police officer who said he was shot during a traffic stop early Monday morning has been accused of faking the shooting. Chalfont Borough Patrolman Jon Cousin, 30, was taken into custody late Tuesday evening by Bucks County Detectives. He faces charges that he lied when he claimed he was rushed by one man and then shot by another in the chest-area of his bullet-proof vest. Cousin, a father of 1-month-old triplets and another young child, was taken into custody at the county courthouse in Doylestown. The officer is expected to be charged with false reports to law enforcement, reckless endangerment and several other crimes, District Attorney David Heckler said at a press conference. The 30-year-old Chalfont …