BRIGHTON — A former Adams County sheriff’s deputy could face a five- to 16-year- jail term when he returns to court for sentencing on assault and child-abuse charges.
An Adams County District Court jury convicted David Morrow, 30, of those charges Aug. 19.
The case stemmed from a disturbance on Welby Road in Adams County in June 2011.
Court records and trial evidence said the victim, a 15-year-old boy, was intoxicated when deputies arrested him at the party on Welby Road. An ambulance took the juvenile to a hospital because he could not give authorities information about his parents.
Adams County District Attorney Office spokeswoman Sue Lindsay said the ambulance attendants restrained the victim’s hands and feet because of the juvenile’s “verbally combative behavior.”
Morrow struck the juvenile on the face with a closed fist as he passed by the teen, who had been restrained on the ambulance gurney.
The department put Morrow on administrative leave without pay July 12, 2011, then fired him. The trial lasted six days. Morrow was taken into custody after the verdict.
Morrow’s sentencing is set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in Division E of Adams County District Court.