OROVILLE, Calif. - Ex-Paradise Police officer Patrick Feaster was released from jail Tuesday after serving 90 days of his 180-day jail sentence.
Feaster, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in October, was sentenced to 36 months probation and 180 days in Butte County Jail in early December. According to Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea, Feaster has been released from jail.
The reason he served half of his sentence because he was eligible to receive time credits.
"I held him as long as the law would authorize me to," said Sheriff Honea.
Feaster was eligible to face five years of jail time but the Judge followed the probation recommendation of just 180 days.
Feaster was charged in the shooting death of DUI suspect Andrew Thomas in November 2015 and tried in October of 2016. Feaster's max sentencing could have been five years in jail.
He was granted probation because he had no prior criminal record, the crime was committed because of unusual circumstances that are not likely to occur again, and because Feaster is truly remorseful.