November 2000-June 2001: Leavitt is employed at South Central Regional Jail.
June 25, 2001: Leavitt is arrested for driving under the influence.
December 2001-December 2004: Leavitt is in the U.S. Army. While there, he is disciplined for drinking on duty.
March 2005: Leavitt is employed as a Cedar Grove Police officer.
January 2006: Leavitt's certificate of completion of West Virginia State Police Basic Training is signed.
April 2006: Leavitt is charged with battery by Charleston police for a bar fight.
June 2006: Leavitt leaves the Cedar Grove department and is hired by the Madison Police Department.
July 13, 2006: Leavitt goes to Elsie Keffer's house in Madison at 7:45 a.m. and harasses her, her boyfriend and her daughter, according to Madison Police records subpoenaed in the Reynolds' civil suit.
August 2006: Leavitt resigns the Madison Police Department.
October 2006: Leavitt is hired by the Smithers Police Department.
Nov. 6, 2006: Leavitt is hired by the Mount Hope Police Department.
Nov. 24, 2006: Leavitt leaves the Mount Hope department.
Nov. 29, 2006: Leavitt is hired by the Gauley Bridge Police Department.
In his employee file, provided to the Gazette by Reynolds' attorney Mike Clifford, there is a paper where Gauley Bridge Chief L.S. Whipkey and Mayor Damon Runyon kept notes from interviews with Leavitt's references.
Madison Chief C. Burgess said, "he would love to have him back" and that he "gets along well with other people." Smithers and Cedar Grove police chiefs also recommended Leavitt to Whipkey.
December 2006: Hutchinson is hired by Smithers.
January 2007: Leavitt is terminated by Gauley Bridge for sleeping on duty.
January 2007: Leavitt is hired by Montgomery.
September 2007: Hutchinson and Leavitt allegedly assault Roderick and Lakisha White after responding to an incident at their home, according to a lawsuit filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
"[Leavitt] threatened to 'blow my fat black ass away,'" Lakisha White told the Gazette. "He said, 'Bitch, I own you. I own the streets of Montgomery.'"
December 2007: Hutchinson receives certificate of completion of West Virginia State Police Basic Training.
February 2008: Leavitt leaves the Smithers Police Department. (During Leavitt's tenure at Smithers, he worked for other departments concurrently, a common practice among small-town officers.)
March 2008: Leavitt, recently hired by Cedar Grove, along with another Cedar Grove officer and a Kanawha County sheriff's deputy, allegedly sexually assaults Patricia O'Scha on a hill across from Riverside High School, according to a suit filed by O'Scha in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
The three allegedly told her that if she would have sex with them, she wouldn't have to go to jail. O'Scha said that while she was alone with Leavitt at the Montgomery police station, he implied she should have sex with him or give him oral sex, according to the complaint. Just when he stopped working for Cedar Grove is unclear.
March 2008: Hutchinson resigns from Smithers and is hired in Montgomery.
August 2008: Leavitt allegedly handcuffs Gregory Lee Payne and drives him to a wide spot in the road just before Interstate 64 near Cabin Creek. There he chokes and hits Payne, then leaves him by the side of the road, according to a lawsuit filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
Aug. 23, 2008: Leavitt allegedly assaults 17-year-old Sherkiri Terrell. She alleges that after he pushed her head against a wall, he slammed her cell phone to the ground. As the two struggled, she says she put the phone down her pants. She alleges that when it began to ring, he put his hands down her pants to get the phone, according to Terrell.
Aug. 27, 2008: Joey Carr knocks over a soda machine in Montgomery. Leavitt stops him, takes him to the police station and assaults him. When Leavitt pepper sprays him at close range, Carr says he tries to run away.
"He grabs me and throws me down, kicks me in the stomach and Maces me again," Carr told the Gazette previously. "When he handcuffs me, he throws me against the car and told me to 'Quit screaming like a little bitch.'"
Sept. 26, 2008: Leavitt and Hutchinson assault Twan and Lauren Reynolds. Leavitt hits Twan over the head with a blackjack, kicks him in the back and sprays his eyes with pepper spray at close range.
He also uses a racial epithet and licks Lauren Reynolds on the neck during an interrogation, saying, "Little whore, you like it like that." Their 4-year-old daughter witnesses much of the assault.
Sept. 27, 2008: Montgomery officials suspend Leavitt and fire Hutchinson for the incident.
Sept. 29, 2008: Montgomery police start an internal investigation into the Reynolds beating.
Oct. 1, 2008: Hutchinson is employed as a Glasgow police officer.
Oct. 21, 2008: Hutchinson's last day as a Glasgow police officer.
April 2009: Leavitt is terminated by Montgomery Police.
April 2009: Hutchinson is employed by Chesapeake Police, where he is still an officer.
June 10, 2009: Leavitt is indicted on federal civil rights violations for beating Twan Reynolds and falsely charging his wife, Lauren Reynolds, with a DUI.
July 6, 2009: Leavitt pleads guilty to two misdemeanor civil rights violations in federal court. During the sentencing Oct. 22, Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin said Leavitt remains defiant.
"He has stated that he only pleaded guilty because he feared that due to, quote, 'idiots,' unquote, on the jury, it was the, quote, 'smarter thing to plead guilty,' unquote," Goodwin said. "He stated he wants the Court to know, quote, 'I stand by my actions that day.'"
Reach Gary Harki at gha...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.