Former A-State athlete pleads guilty to battery of officer

Former A-State athlete pleads guilty to battery of officer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Former A-State basketball player Anthony Livingston has pleaded guilty to one count of battery of a law enforcement officer.

He was sentenced to 36 months probation, ordered to undergo counseling and also ordered to complete his master's degree at Texas Tech.

Livingston was charged after punching a Jonesboro officer in the throat, breaking his Hyoid bone, in May 2015.

He became combative towards police officers as they responded to St. Bernard's Behavioral Health.

Livingston was later arrested after being hit with the Taser by another Jonesboro officer.

The affidavit also states that he threatened 2 people at St. Bernard's before officers arrived on scene.

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