Ashtabula Co. deputy charged with beating 2 ATV riders after chase

Prosecutors say the driver of the ATV tried to hit the sheriff's deputy during the chase in Jefferson, and that the deputy attacked both riders once they were in custody

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JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) – A sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges he beat two all-terrain vehicle riders who prosecutors say led authorities on a chase in northeast Ohio.

Ashtabula County prosecutors said Wednesday that Sgt. James Truckey was indicted Wednesday on charges including felonious assault, records tampering and dereliction of duty. Prosecutors say the driver of the ATV tried to hit Truckey during the chase in Jefferson on Sept. 11 and that Truckey attacked both riders once the chase ended and they were in custody.

Authorities say Truckey then lied about the incident in a police report.

Court documents don’t list an attorney for Truckey.

An attorney for one of the ATV riders tells WJW-TV that his client suffered a concussion, broken nose and eye injuries.

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