Lawsuit claims abuse by Covington County deputy - - Jackson, MS

Lawsuit claims abuse by Covington County deputy

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Covington County man has filed a suit against a Covington County sheriff's deputy alleging false imprisonment and abuse.

The case was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.

Scott Clifton Davis of Seminary claims Deputy Chris Jones illegally arrested and attacked him on Jan. 13, 2010, after following him to his home.

Davis was prosecuted in Justice Court for resisting arrest, but all charges were dismissed.

He is seeking compensatory damages including the cost of medical care in an amount to be determined by a jury.

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