Video shows sheriff's deputy throwing punch at woman

October 08, 2019 - 1:12 pm

DUDLEY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office is reviewing an incident captured on video that showed a deputy punching a woman he was trying to remove from the county fair.

News sources say a video they received showed two people being led out of the Wayne County Regional Agricultural Fair by the sheriff's deputy last Saturday.

WRAL reports Tziah Kelly said she got in the middle while deputies were trying to break up a scuffle involving her 16-year-old brother. She acknowledged that she pulled away from a deputy as she was being led out, and he then took a swing at her. The video shows her swinging back before the two were separated.

Kelly was charged with resisting arrest and other offenses.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office professional standards division is investigating.

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Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com

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