High Point woman alleges in lawsuit that Guilford Co. deputies kicked, hit her
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point woman has filed a lawsuit alleging two Guilford County sheriff’s deputies hit and kicked her.
The Greensboro News & Record reported that Mayra Mejia claims she suffered “permanent physical injuries” after being arrested on a disorderly conduct charge in 2012.
Deputies J.A. Jamerson and C.D. Loggins, and the High Point police officer who arrested Mejia on the disorderly conduct charge, Louis Bowman, are named as defendants in the suit. Sheriff BJ Barnes is also a defendant.
Bowman arrested Mejia on Sept. 14, 2012 at her home on Rindle Drive in High Point, according to the suit. She was charged with disorderly conduct after blowing her car horn, the suit contends.
She claims that while at the Guilford County jail, Jamerson and Loggins hit her and kicked “her in the legs, trampling on her feet while she was barefoot, pushing her and causing her to hit a concrete bench and to fall to the floor.”
In their official response to the suit, attorneys for Jamerson and Loggins deny Mejia was assaulted and allege that they had to “physically defend themselves from an actual assault by (Mejia.)”
Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record