A former Culpeper County deputy is scheduled to appear in court next week to answer charges that he used excessive force at the county jail.
Sheriff Jim Branch says 44-year-old Daniel T. Gent of Orange County was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery. Gent was released on a uniform summons.
Gent is accused of using excessive force while escorting a male inmate from one room to another on Nov. 21.
Public information officer Corey Byers says the inmate complained of a sore neck but refused to go to a hospital.
Branch says Gent is no longer employed by the sheriff's office. The sheriff wouldn't provide details, saying it was a personnel matter.
Gent's first court appearance is set for Dec. 9.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/