Deputy charged with beating 2 ATV riders after chase in Ohio


JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges he beat two all-terrain vehicle riders who prosecutors say led authorities on a chase in northeast Ohio.

Ashtabula County prosecutors said Wednesday that Sgt. James Truckey was indicted Wednesday on charges including felonious assault, records tampering and dereliction of duty. Prosecutors say the driver of the ATV tried to hit Truckey during the chase in Jefferson on Sept. 11 and that Truckey attacked both riders once the chase ended and they were in custody.

Authorities say Truckey then lied about the incident in a police report.

Court documents don’t list an attorney for Truckey.

An attorney for one of the ATV riders tells WJW-TV that his client suffered a concussion, broken nose and eye injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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