BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A man allegedly beaten by a central Kentucky sheriff and two other law enforcement officers has testified about his arrest.
Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton, deputy Aaron Bennett and Barren-Edmonson Drug Task Force detective Eric Guffey are accused of using excessive force during the 2010 arrest of Billy Randall Stinnett in Barren County. They face federal charges of deprivation of rights under color of law, making false statements and witness tampering among other counts. Each has denied wrongdoing.
The Glasgow Daily Times (http://bit.ly/18y1jYg) reports Stinnett testified on Thursday that he tried to surrender when Eaton approached, but was attacked by the sheriff and other officers.
Under questioning from defense attorneys, Stinnett had trouble remembering some details of the arrest and parts of his testimony differed from that of other witnesses.