WAVERLY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – A disturbing video was released Monday by the Pike County prosecutor and sheriff’s office that may lead to criminal prosecution of a deputy.
Former deputy Jeremy Mooney has resigned and his supervisor demoted after a prisoner in their custody was beaten and pepper-sprayed while being restrained. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk said, “it’s disturbing to watch. ”
Junk said prisoner Thomas Friend was arrested for a misdemeanor and was being transported to the holding cell before his court appearance.