ADAMS COUNTY - Former Adams County Deputy Sheriff David Morrow was convicted on Monday on assault and child abuse charges in the assault of a 15-year-old boy while responding to a disturbance call in 2011.
Morrow, 30, was convicted of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and child abuse.
On June 12, 2011 at 1 a.m., Morrow responded to a call about a disturbance at 8790 Welby Road in Adams County.
9NEWS spoke to TJ Arce in 2011 who lived at the house and hosted the party to celebrate his birthday at that house.
"I have parties every once in awhile," he said. "Some uninvited people showed up, started causing problems."
Morrow and five other deputies were called to a disturbance at Arce's house. The address is familiar to Adams County deputies, who have been called there repeatedly. Graffiti has been painted on an outdoor shed by neighborhood young people, who call themselves "The 88 Block."
While most of the party-goers scrambled, Arce and his 15-year-old friend remained.
"He was pretty intoxicated that night," Arce said.
So intoxicated, he couldn't say who his parents were, according to Arce.
Arce was arrested and his friend was taken into custody.
"He wasn't listening to them. They told him to sit on the hood," Arce said. "He'd stand up. And they got mad at him, shoved him back on the hood."
The affidavit says the teenager had a blood-alcohol level of .202 and was "verbally combative" with no visible injuries.
According to court records and evidence presented during the trial, the 15-year-old boy - who appeared highly intoxicated - was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to the hospital because parent contact information could not be obtained from him.
The ambulance attendant had restrained the juvenile's hands and feet because of his combative behavior. Morrow punched the juvenile in the face as he passed by the teen who was restrained on the ambulance gurney.
Morrow was placed on administrative leave without pay on July 12, 2011 after charges were filed by the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office and was later fired.
The Adams County District Court jury returned the verdict late Monday after a six-day trial. Morrow was taken into custody. He faces from five to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 7.
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