Former Bartlesville police officer Stacy Charles Neafus, 41, faces a charge of assault and battery.
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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A trial date has been set for one of two Bartlesville officers charged with assault and battery for an incident that occurred more than a year ago at a hospital.
Stacy Charles Neafus, 42, appeared in Washington County District Court where a judge set his jury trial to begin on Jan. 17 next year.
He was placed on leave in September of 2011 along with Sonya Worthington, 45, after an investigation by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into an Sept. 18, 2011 incident at Jane Phillips Medical Center showed the two former officers to have “willfully and unlawfully committed assault and battery” on a patient, according to a court document.
Neafus reportedly pushed the alleged victim's upper torso over a metal chair arm with “with the weight of the defendant pressing” the man “who was handcuffed behind his back at the time of the defendant's actions, with force and violence.
Worthington allegedly struck the same alleged victim and placed him in a headlock, pulled and twisted his head while he was handcuffed, “with force and violence,” said the information sheet.
A jury last month found Worthington guilty of using excessive force on the patient.
The court directed her to pay a $1,000 fine but required no jail time.
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