ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Two firefighters and a police officer face charges after a police-issued Taser was used to shock a high school student nine times at a Christmas party, Rowan County deputies allege.
John Resino was shocked by the chief of the East Spencer Fire Department and a fellow firefighter during a Christmas party Dec. 10, deputies allege.
Resino tried to escape the shocks by running into another room, but the firefighters broke a door handle and shocked him several more times, deputies said.
East Spencer Police Officer James Lambeth gave the firefighters his department-issued Taser, deputies said.
Warrants are out for the arrests of Lambeth, fire Chief Shane Cranfield and firefighter Allen Carlyle.
Lambeth is charged with failure to discharge his duty, which basically means he did not intervene when the alleged incident took place. Cranfield and Carlyle are charged with assault.
East Spencer Police told WSOC-TV Lambeth resigned his officer position Dec. 15. The station could not get anyone to comment Thursday.