BRIGHTON — Former Adams County deputy sheriff David Morrow drew a five-year prison sentence for his assault on a 15-year-old boy.
The incident happened two summers ago at a party on Welby Road. An Adams County jury convicted Morrow, 30, of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and child abuse in August. His sentence could have been 16 years, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.
According to court records and trial evidence, the teenager, who appeared highly intoxicated, was taken into custody. An ambulance had to take the victim to an area hospital because parent contact information was not available. The ambulance attendant restrained the teen’s hands and feet because he was combative.
Morrow struck the victim on the face with a closed fist as he passed by the teen who was on a gurney.
Morrow was put on administrative leave without pay a month after the incident. The department fired him later.