Brian Hubbard, 33, entered his plea Friday after Criminal Court jurors spent nearly all day Thursday deliberating – but without agreement - on an aggravated kidnapping charge, the most serious of the 10 counts in the indictment.
Hubbard agreed to plead guilty to the nine other counts of the indictment and accepted an eight-year prison sentence. The aggravated kidnapping charge was reduced to the lesser offense of kidnapping after the victims were consulted.
The charges stemmed from a late-night attack on Aug. 24, 2012, on a Hispanic family in their home in the 7100 block of Mirage Lane in Cordova.
Residents told the Criminal Court jury that Hubbard knocked on the door, forced his way inside, told residents he was a police officer and said he was going to have them deported as illegal immigrants. They said Hubbard also told them the he would only be in jail for a short time and that when he got out he would come back and kill everyone in the house.
Hubbard is a former police officer in Galloway, Tenn., but was fired a week earlier for insubordination.
He pleaded guilty to kidnapping, two counts of robbery, aggravated burglary, two counts of civil rights intimidation, vandalism under $500 and two counts of criminal impersonation. An escape charge was dismissed.
The case was tried before Judge John Campbell and prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Jose Leon and Leslie Fouche.