Sheriff: Russell County deputy terminated, arrested for assaulting an inmate

Sheriff: Russell County deputy terminated, arrested for assaulting an inmate
(Source: Russell County Sheriff's Office)

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Russell County Sheriff’s deputy has been terminated and arrested for assaulting an inmate.

The incident happend Friday, Sept. 6.

48-year-old Stephon Parker is accused of choking an inmate while the inmate was in the judicial building for a court appearance.

According to Russell County Sheriff’ Heath Taylor, an investigation revealed there was a verbal altercation between Parker and the inmate. Taylor says Parker then grabbed the inmate by his throat and shoved him against a wall.

Parker was placed on paid leave, pending the investigation. He was terminated and arrested on Monday. Parker is in custody awaitng bond.

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Posted by WTVM News Leader 9 on Monday, September 9, 2019

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