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Putnam deputy resigns following Taser incident

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

WINFIELD, W.Va. — A Putnam County sheriff’s deputy has resigned following an incident involving a Taser at a church camp.

Sheriff Steve Deweese tells media outlets that the deputy used the device on several teenagers at the camp. The deputy was off duty and was serving as a camp counselor and pastor.

The incident occurred in July at the camp held in Red House.

Deweese says the deputy used a personal Taser.

The sheriff says the deputy’s name won’t be released until the county prosecutor decides whether any charges will be filed.
 

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