"The reality is that it's totally unacceptable," Karen McComb said. "There is no reason ever to brutalize an 80-year-old man. He wasn't drinking. He wasn't drugging."
She said she had her father's blood tested for alcohol at the hospital, to have as proof later. The tests came back negative.
Robert McComb suffered a moderate to severe concussion, in addition to scrapes and bruises to his head, arms, legs and back, she said.
"He can't lift his right arm at all, unless he uses his other hand to pull it up," she said.
Robert McComb said he can't recall anything of the incident. He said the last thing he remembers is riding his ATV with his friends.
"When I came to my senses, I was in the emergency room, it was 4:30 a.m. My daughter was standing beside me," he said. "My mind is clear now. I remember everything before it all happened, no problem. It's just the matter of those hours in between - I couldn't say what happened."
On Friday, when McComb returned home to Cedar Grove from the hospital, a summons from Walls to Kanawha County Magistrate Court was waiting.
Robert McComb said he is charged with speeding, resisting arrest, obstructing an officer and fleeing an officer.
Cole said they were driving about 50 feet on a small side road that used to be a parking lot. He said there was a "Do Not Enter" sign, but that it was how all the ATVs in the area access that part of town - the alternative was to drive on the main road.
"It's like he was singled out," Cole said of McComb.
Cedar Grove residents held a candlelight vigil for McComb Saturday evening.
On Friday, a resident called the Gazette-Mail to talk about what happened to McComb.
"I won't give you my name, I'm a widow and I'll probably be hassled," she said. "I think it's terrible that this little town, [it's] one of just a hundred little towns that has such poor police protection. We're just tired of all this. He [Walls] is really bad, and the other two [Cedar Grove officers] aren't much better."
Walls had been with three departments before going to Cedar Grove in April 2008, according to state records. His career started in Chesapeake in 2003. He was with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department from August 2006 until January 2007. He worked at the Winfield Police Department from October 2007 to February 2008.
A message left for Walls at the Cedar Grove Police Department on Friday went unreturned.
McComb said he has been taking that road back to his house since he bought an ATV in 1999.
"I think it's a cheap act from the police officer," McComb said. "I think he's not very professional, and he shouldn't be on the police force, as far as I'm concerned."
Reach Gary Harki at gha...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.