Chris Bostick, and his wife, Dessie, appeared in court together Wednesday morning.
During Wednesday's court appearance, Chris Bostick waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -
A Nashville car dealer appeared in court with his wife on Wednesday following his arrest for domestic assault and weapons charges earlier this month.
Chris Bostick, the face of Nashville's Carnival Kia automotive group, surrendered to police on November 5 after Brentwood police say his wife Dessie called 911 after an argument turned physical.
During their investigation, authorities discovered guns in Bostick's home.
Bostick was charged with carrying a concealed firearm in Florida in 1989, but ultimately adjudication was withheld. The charge remains on his record; however he is not a convicted felon.
"That's a big deal, because what that means is, the judge did not convict him, there's no judgment of conviction in the records we saw, which if that's it, means he's not a felon and not subject to this charge and it needs to be dismissed," Bostick's attorney Ed Yarbrough said.
He continued, "The main thing is to understand [is] that there was no finding of guilt, no conviction on his record and that would be necessary for the charges that Brentwood has brought to be upheld."
During Wednesday's court appearance, Bostick waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
The judge also made some changes to his bond to include an alcohol monitoring device.
"The bond conditions have been altered to be sure that there are no problems during the holiday season and while this case is pending," explained Yarbrough.
Yarbrough continued, "The new bond condition would be to abstain from any use of alcohol. In fact, he'll have an alcohol monitor for that and that also his presence at the home in Princeton Hills will be with express permission of Mrs. Bostick."
Following his court appearance, Bostick spoke with Nashville's News 2 and said he is incredibly sorry for the embarrassment he has brought to his family and children.
"Dessie and I love each other very, very much. It was six years ago whenever we moved to Nashville [and] I made the decision to put our family on television to show that we are real people and we have a real life and unfortunately, if I could push rewind, I wouldn't have done that."
He continued, "I'm embarrassed for my kids. I love my family and if I could, if I could have not embarrassed them in this situation, because yes, I put this on TV that we're a real family and obviously we are a real family and have real problems like everybody else."
Dessie added, "I am absolutely fine. Situations get sensationalized in the biggest way and that's about all I have to say about our situation right now," she said, adding, "It is not as big as it seems and in any situation, God's [going to] make good of it, so the situation will be made good by the Lord, as well."
Yarbrough said a grand jury will hear the case.
Bostick has an arraignment scheduled for January 28, 2013 in Williamson County court.
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