Ashtabula deputy indicted for assault has been fired

ASHTABULA – An Ashtabula Sheriff deputy accused of assaulting two suspects that were in custody has now been fired.

James Truckey, who was a sergeant with the sheriff’s office, was fired Tuesday afternoon, shortly after he appeared in court to face several charges including felonious assault and falsifying a report.

Truckey has plead not guilty to the charges and is free on a $10,000 bond. Truckey also filed a grievance seeking to be reinstated. He worked for the sheriff’s office for 12 years.

He is accused of the Sept. 11 assault of Ed Dirrigl and Eric Platt. The two were in custody at the time and part of the incident was caught on police body camera.

Dirrigl suffered a concussion, a broken nose and injuries to his eye. Officials tell us Platt required stitches.

Platt is also facing felonious assault charges.

Truckey’s attorney says he is innocent.

**More on the story here.**