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Cop Charged With Felony Assault After Breaking into Bedroom, Repeatedly Tasing and Beating Victim
Justin Gardner January 14, 2017
Sonoma, AZ – A former sheriff’s deputy was jailed and charged with felony assault after using excessive force against a 37-year-old man sitting in his own bed in his home. Scott Thorne, 40, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest, and was released two hours later on $10,000 bail.
The charge came after a 3-month investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office and the District Attorney. The victim, a 37-year-old Marine Corps veteran and former police officer, is still recovering from injuries sustained during the Sept. 24, 2016, incident, where he was beaten with a baton and repeatedly tased.