CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two Kanawha County sheriff's deputies were at State Police headquarters in South Charleston the night Charleston attorney Roger A. Wolfe says he was severely beaten there by State Police.
Wolfe is still on sick leave because of the beating, his lawyer Benjamin Bailey said.
"He is trying to do some work out of his home," Bailey said.
The deputies were at State Police headquarters to pick up a man arrested during a domestic disturbance call, said Lt. Sean Crosier of the sheriff's department.
"We can tell from our interview that they saw no confrontation, no problems," Crosier, who declined to release the deputies' names, said. "They don't know Roger Wolfe and therefore don't know if he was one of the prisoners they saw."
Crosier says the deputies were there shortly after midnight on June 17. One was there about 15 minutes and the other was there about 30 minutes to process the arrested man, he said.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Wolfe was arrested shortly after midnight on June 17 by State Police Trooper Paul A. Green.
The sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call near Strawberry Road earlier that night, Crosier said. The two deputies arrested a man but needed to take his wife and five children back to their home, he said.
"The trooper offered, thank goodness, to transport the arrested subject. It was a big help for our guys," Crosier said. "She agreed to transport him to her office while the wife and kids were transported to their home."
Wolfe, the senior labor and employment lawyer with the Jackson Kelly firm, was charged with driving under the influence, obstructing an officer, making an improper lane change and running a traffic signal, according to the criminal complaint.