A man has filed suit against a sheriff and his deputies, as well as state prison officials, for the personal injuries he suffered due to his treatment during and following an arrest.

 

According to a report in The News & Observer, 35-year-old Steven Wayne Thomas has filed federal lawsuits alleging that Lee County sheriff’s deputies struck him, kicked him in the head, used pepper spray on him, and shocked him with a Taser at least 11 times.

 

According to Thomas, the attacks during the April arrest caused him to suffer a broken jaw and lose a tooth. He also claims that the attack caused him to become mentally disoriented and he asked a deputy for assistance.

 

Thomas’ suit also names the North Carolina Department of Correction as a defendant, alleging hat it failed to provide proper medical care.

 

Sheriff Tracy Carter argues that his deputies acted appropriately after Thomas acted aggressively and failed to follow commands.

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