He was transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown because his severe facial fractures needed special treatment, the lawsuit states.
Doctors there diagnosed him with an orbital floor fracture, a zygomatic fracture, a right orbital fracture, and a laceration of the left eye as the result of "assault," according to the complaint.
Nutter Fort Police Chief Ron Goodwin said Young still works as a patrolman with his department. He said the county's prosecutor and an independent agency investigated the incident and no charges were filed against the officers.
Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer didn't return a phone message.
A secretary with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said Cunningham and Heater still worked for the department. Sheriff Albert Morano couldn't be reached for comment.
Pumphrey underwent surgery, but has permanent injuries to his body and vision from the alleged attack, according to the complaint.
He is suing the officers individually, the Harrison County Commission and the Town of Nutter Fort.Reach Kate White at kate.wh...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1723.