By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Jefferson County, W.Va., woman recently filed a $6.25 million lawsuit against a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy, the sheriff's department and the county.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, claims Michelle Powell was unlawfully deprived of her liberty.
The lawsuit also seeks $2 million in legal fees for her attorney, Keith Wheaton, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.
On July 6, 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman at 207 Willow Spring Farm Apartments, claiming she was being attacked by a man in her apartment, according to the lawsuit.
Deputy John Jeffries went to 207 Oak Tree Court by mistake and knocked on the door looking for the domestic call, according to the lawsuit.