BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a former Adams County sheriff’s deputy of striking a 15-year-old boy in the face while responding to a disturbance call in 2011.
David Morrow, 30, was convicted Monday of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and child abuse.
Records show Morrow was responding to a disturbance call early June 12, 2011, in which a teen who appeared highly intoxicated was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Witnesses said the teen was verbally combative. Prosecutors say the teen was restrained on an ambulance gurney when Morrow passed by and struck the boy in the face with his fist.
Morrow was later fired.
He faces five to 16 years in prison at a sentencing hearing set for Oct. 7.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)