Former deputy faces 16 years in prison for assault on teen


Staff Report

A former Adams County Deputy Sheriff was convicted of two charges of assault and one charge of child abuse in the assault of a 15-year-old in 2011 while responding to a disturbance call. Convicted on Aug. 20, David Morrow, 30, faces five to 16 years in prison.

On June 12, 2011, Morrow responded to a disturbance call at 8790 Welby Road in Adams County. According to court records and evidence presented during the six-day trial, the teenage boy, who appeared highly intoxicated, was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to the hospital after parent contact information could not be obtained from him.

The ambulance attendant had restrained the teen’s hands and feet on an ambulance gurney because of his verbally combative behavior. While passing by the restrained juvenile, Morrow struck the juvenile on the face with a closed fist, according to court records.

Morrow was placed on administrative leave without pay a month later after charges were filed by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He was later fired.

Morrow’s sentencing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 in Adams County District Court.


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