State Dismisses All Charges Against Charles Toney In Controversial Arrest

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Charles Toney stands before General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom on Tuesday morning as charges against him were dismissed in his controversial arrest.
Charles Toney stands before General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom on Tuesday morning as charges against him were dismissed in his controversial arrest.

The state on Tuesday morning dismissed all charges against aspiring rapper Charles Toney in connection with his arrest that led to a U.S. Department of Justice probe.

The arrest on Dec. 3 on Donaldson Road was caught on video by a neighbor and went viral.  It showed Toney being punched and kicked by an officer while he was handcuffed.

District Attorney Neal Pinkston afterward asked for the federal investigation.  

County Detective Blake Kilpatrick has been put on desk duty by Sheriff Jim Hammond.  Detective Kilpatrick said he used extra force because Toney bit his finger, kicked him in the groin and spit in his face.

Toney was being arrested by a team of officers from several jurisdictions.  He was wanted on several felony warrants.

The charges that were dismissed were assault, resisting arrest and tampering with evidence.

Toney's attorney said he suffered several serious injuries.  Sheriff Hammond said he was checked out at the jail and there was no indication of such injuries.


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