Former Sevier County inmate suing jail, says he received beating

Former Sevier County inmate suing jail, says he received beatings

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Ryan Magnum (Source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office) Ryan Magnum (Source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office)
SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - A former Sevier County inmate is suing the Sevier County Jail for millions of dollars, accusing jailers of beating him and refusing to give him medical care.

Ryan Magnum, 35, was arrested by Sevier County deputies for DUI last year.

The lawsuit released Wednesday claims he was unable to post bond and went into severe withdrawal.

Magnum claims jailers ignored his need for medical treatment and instead severely beat him.

He's now suing the jail for $5 million.


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