"Randall was telling him to calm down. He didn't want him to strike him any more," Damron said.
They said Alfrey started biting at McCoy, but calmed down and McCoy released him.
"Soon as I released him he turned around and put his pistol to the back of my head behind my left ear. Then he ordered me to the ground," McCoy said.
Alfrey then started kicking and beating McCoy, both said.
Damron says she could only watch helplessly as her boyfriend was beaten for a second time by Alfrey.
"He left the back driver's side door open and I could see him and Randall. It's really flat up there," Damron said, her voice breaking with emotion. "He was kicking and beating [McCoy]. I just asked him to please quit hurting him."
Alfrey used a baton and beat him severely for several minutes, McCoy said.
After the beating, Alfrey put McCoy back into the car and took him back to Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital and Damron to jail, they said.
McCoy said that he had knots all over his head, boot print-shaped bruises on his back and more bruises all over his body.
"I was just scared," Damron said. "I have never been so scared in my life. I've never been in trouble. I've never known of anything like this going on."
Alfrey was suspended after Kentucky State Police received a complaint and started an internal investigation into the matter, said Major Lisa Rudzinski, spokeswoman for the Kentucky State Police.
Jodi Whitaker, Gov. Fletcher's press secretary, confirmed that on Friday the e-mail was received and sent to the state's Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, which oversees the State Police.
McCoy said he would have sent the e-mail sooner, but that he waited until he got out of the hospital.
"When I sat down to write that, I had to get up and walk away about 10 times," he said. "My life has been destroyed. All hope has gone out the window."
McCoy said he was told by police they found his watch near the abandoned mine where the beating took place.
"I am scared to leave my home," McCoy said. "My life was destroyed over nothing. My relationship was destroyed over nothing."
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