(Stillwater) — A Cushing man who was ordered into the state prison system’s boot camp program six months ago for altering a check in 2008 and possessing a sawed-off shotgun along with marijuana in 2007 was released to probation Friday by a Payne County judge.
    Devin William Hulsey, 20, admitted in court Friday that he had committed assault and battery with a dangerous weapon by running his vehicle into a Cushing woman’s car and also threatened to kill her if she did not meet with him, both on Feb. 4, 2008.
    Hulsey also admitted in court Friday that he committed domestic assault and battery by strangulation on Aug. 27, 2008, court records show.
    Hulsey was also placed on probation Friday for those charges, as well as a 2007 charge of disturbing the peace by quarreling or fighting.
    According to a report compiled by the state Department of Corrections, Hulsey was received in the state prison system on Christmas Eve of 2008.
    He was determined to need the Regimented Treatment Program ordered by the court, cognitive behavior treatment, substance abuse treatment and education, according to the report.
    The prison boot camp program curriculum includes courses designed to address cognive behavior issues, such as Getting Motivated to Change, Unlock Your Thinking, Understanding and Reducing Anger Feelings, and Thinking for a Change, the report said.
    The curriculum also includes courses designed to address substance abuse issues, such as Life Without a Crutch and Straight Ahead to Recovery, the report said.
    Education classes are also offered, the report said.
    Since Hulsey was given a deferred sentence Friday on all of his charges by District Judge Donald Worthington, he will not have a criminal record if he successfully completes his five-year period of probation.