Butler County RV business owner pleads guilty to assaulting wife

Jeff Couch pleased guilty to aggravated assault and had other charges dismissed on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after being charged with assaulting his wife. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

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Jeff Couch pleased guilty to aggravated assault and had other charges dismissed on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after being charged with assaulting his wife. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

A Butler County businessman pleaded guilty to a felony charge today for assaulting his wife at their West Chester Twp. home in March.

Jeffery Couch, 52, of West Chester Twp., was arrested during the early-morning hours of March 2, 2019 at his Tamarron Drive home.

Court documents say West Chester police allege Couch “did knowingly cause serious physical harm to Shelley Couch” when he punched his wife in the face “multiple times and slammed her head onto a paved driveway multiple times.” He was charged with felonious assault, attempted felonious assault and misdemeanor domestic violence.

Couch entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault a fourth-degree felony. The other charges were dismissed.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison. Sentencing was set for Feb. 24.

Couch will be allowed to move back to his home before sentencing, and he will be required to wear an electronic monitor on his ankle.

The case was taken directly to a grand jury by Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser, who said he wanted to make sure there was transparency in the case of the well-known businessman. Couch is the owner of Jeff Couch’s RV Nation in Trenton.

 

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