((HT: WIVB-TV Buffalo))
Matthew Barnaby was ordered to complete 500 hours of community service in order to have the charges dropped stemming from an argument he had with his estranged wife a few months ago.
He was accused of causing damage by kicking a garage door as he tried to enter the Buffalo-area home where his wife and two children live. Barnaby had pleaded not guilty to criminal mischief and aggravated harassment charges.
As part of her ruling, Buffalo State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Haendiges issued a one-year order of protection on the wife's behalf. Barnaby was also ordered to continue attending anger management counseling and/or classes.
As part of the plea agreement, the charges will be dropped if he completes the community service and counseling within a year's time.
Barnaby could have faced deportation had he been convicted.
Here's Channel 4's coverage...it's pretty quick...