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Judge: St. Augustine City Commissioner Guilty of Obstruction
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- City Commissioner Errol Jones will spend six months on administrative probation and have to perform 50 hours of community service after a judge found him guilty of obstructing an officer without violence Tuesday evening, according to state attorney spokesperson Klare Ly.

County Court Judge Charles Tinlin withheld adjudication on the first-degree misdemeanor, Ly also said.

St. Augustine Police arrested Jones back on October 22, 2011, after officers said Jones was belligerent with them as they responded to an assault call at 60 Julia Street, where Jones' mother lives.

Officer M. Linsky's report says Jones "rushed" him and the other officers at the scene and that when they attempted to arrest Jones he asked if they knew who he was. Linsky said Jones threatened the officer's job.

Jones refuted that claim in a previous interview with First Coast News, saying, "He said I grabbed his arm. Hello? There's no reason for me to grab his arm. But he grabbed my arm to detain me and when he grabbed me I said 'Don't touch me.'"

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