A woman is suing her ex-husband after she says the deputy had her arrested for criticizing him in a Facebook post.
Anne Boyd King filed the lawsuit last month after her ex-husband, Washington County sheriff’s deputy Corey King, allegedly had her arrested in January 2015 following a Facebook post in which she lambasted him, news station 13WMAZ reported.
"That moment when everyone in your house has the flu and you ask your kid's dad to get them (not me) more Motrin and Tylenol and he refuses,” she wrote on her page.
Anne King alleges that Corey King filed a “criminal defamation” complaint against her and she was then ordered to jail, the news station reported. She was released four hours later on $1,000 bond.
The charges were later thrown out.
Corey King’s fellow deputy, Trey Burgamy, is named in the lawsuit as an accomplice. Anne King is also suing Washington County, alleging they jail people regularly for the “criminal defamation” complaint while violating their First Amendment rights.
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