Adams County sheriff’s deputy accused of kicking bar patron is fired

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- An Adams County sheriff's deputy who was caught on camera punching and kicking a bar patron was terminated three months ago, it was revealed before his criminal assault trial started Tuesday.

According to just-released records, 15-year veteran Jeffery Stovall was fired in early June after spending about a year on administrative desk duty.

The news comes as an Adams County jury was seated Tuesday and trial began for Stovall’s third-degree assault case.

Stovall is accused of roughing up a man outside Karly’s bar in May 2015, then failing to fully disclose the use of force in his official reports.

Security footage shows Stovall running up the sidewalk and planting a vicious kick to 31-year-old Alejandro Resendiz.

Resendiz was initially charged with resisting arrest, but that charge and others were later dropped.

Adams County District Attorney Dave Young decided to present a case to a secret grand jury, which decided in November to charge Stovall with third-degree assault, a class 1 misdemeanor.

The trial continues Wednesday.