EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSProsecutors Weigh Charges Agaist Deputy Accused Of Using Taser On Teens
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Aug. 4, 2013 3:13 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
Winfield , Putnam County , West Virginia
Putnam County prosecutors are weighing whether or not to pursue some charges against a retired county deputy.
Dave Bailey is accused of using his personal taser on some teens at a summer camp in July.
He was off duty and and working as a pastor and counselor. He has since resigned.
Prosecutors said Bailey could be charged with battery.
A Putnam County sheriff's deputy has resigned following an incident involving a Taser at a church camp.
Sheriff Steve Deweese told 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 said the deputy used a personal Taser.
The sheriff said the deputy's name won't be released until the county prosecutor decides whether any charges will be filed.
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