Posted 11/23/21

A brutal beating and allegations of a cover-up have led to calls to a special prosecutor in a case involving two Lawrence County deputies.

The two Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies are accused of excessive use of force after they arrested a 62-year-old man.

A former prosecutor in District Attorney General Brent Cooper's office is also under investigation for tampering with evidence because of allegations she told the deputies to delete cell phone pictures they took after the arrest.

District Attorney Brent Cooper's office is also investigating both deputies and the former prosecutor.

The Pictures in question show the condition of 62-year-old Charles Mike Jones after his arrest in October 2020.

Lawrence County deputies Zach Furguson and Eric Caperton are under investigation for excessive use of force after arresting Jones on a rural road near the Lawrence and Giles County line.

The attorney representing Jones has filed a motion to disqualify District Attorney Cooper from prosecuting Jones on drug charges.

A Giles County judge will hear that motion Tuesday.