KUSA - Former Adams County Deputy Sheriff David Morrow was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for assaulting a 15-year-old boy while responding to a disturbance call in 2011.
The 30-year-old was convicted of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and child abuse after a six-day trial in August. He faced a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison.
On June 12, 2011, at about 1:10 a.m. Morrow responded to a call about a disturbance at 8790 Welby Road in Adams County. 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 verbally combative behavior. Morrow struck the juvenile on the face with a closed fist 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.
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