Trooper charged in officer attack

September 10, 2009 2:52:38 AM PDT
A NC Highway Patrol trooper is facing charges after the Highway Patrol said he attacked a Rocky Mount police officer.Charges against Trooper Byron Varnell include assault on a government official and assault by strangulation.

According to the Rocky Mount Telegram, Varnell attacked Officer James Reynolds last week.

The paper said Reynolds tased Varnell's father during an arrest earlier the same day Reynolds was allegedly attacked.

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