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
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.