HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Gospel singer James Fortune has entered a guilty plea for the felony charge of domestic violence, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors say he was sentenced to ten years in prison on Tuesday but it was suspended for five years while he is under the supervision of the court.
Fortune will also have to perform 170 hours of community service, according to Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey. Assistant District Attorney Alex Foley says this is related to Fortune’s assault on his wife back in 2014.
Part of the agreement is to stay away from his wife and he cannot go within within 200 feet of her place of employment, her home or her person. If Fortune violates these rules, the judge in the case has the right to revoke his probation.
Fortune, 37, is a two-time Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is also an on-air radio personality on 1190 AM WLIB.