Carnival Kia Owner In Court On Domestic, Weapons Charges
Chris Bostick and his wife, Dessie, walk into court Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Local car dealer Chris Bostick appeared in court Wednesday on domestic assault and weapons charges. He was accompanied by his wife.
The hearing was scheduled to discuss the terms of a bond modification to give Bostick approved access to his family during the holidays.
According to the police affidavit, Bostick and his wife, Dessie, got into an argument in early November. When she tried to leave the house, Bostick slammed the front door, which struck the side of her face.
Officials said Dessie eventually left the house and called police. When they arrived at the home, Bostick had left on foot.
Bostick, age 53, later turned himself in on charges of domestic assault and for being a felon in possession of weapons found at the home.
The weapons charges stemmed from a felony charge out of Florida in 1989. Bostick's attorney insists the new weapons charges were a mistake because he was not a convicted felon.
At Wednesday's hearing, Bostick waved his right to a preliminary hearing. The case will now go directly to the grand jury.
As part of the bond modification, the judge ordered Bostick to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet. He was also given no visitation over the holidays at the home unless approved by his wife.
The couple were seen walking into court hand-in-hand, and spoke to the media together afterwards.
"I am absolutely fine. Situations get sensationalized in the biggest way," said Dessie Bostick. "It is not as big as it seems."
They attributed much of the attention in the case to his high profile in the community as the owner of Carnival Kia. His commercials frequently feature his wife and their children.
"Dessie and I love each other very, very much. Six years ago when we moved to Nashville, I made the decision to put our family on television," said Chris Bostick. "Unfortunately, if I could push rewind I would. I'm embarrassed for my kids. I love my family."