Charges dropped against tasered pallbearer

WILMINGTON Russ was a pallbearer at his father's funeral. Undercover deputies approached him while he was loading his father's casket into a hearse last month.

Relatives said two deputies dressed in coats and ties grabbed Russ and kneed him in his back before using a Taser on him. Five sheriff's deputies were disciplined for their actions.

A Wilmington newspaper reported Thursday that Glenda L. Sellars, who took out a warrant against the Gladwyn Taft Russ III, did not appear in court on Monday.

Sellars took out a warrant against Russ in August, claims he had threatened to kill her.

An Assistant District Attorney says there was no evidence except Sellars' allegations.

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