Former Bartlesville police officer acquitted in hospital assault case

BARTLESVILLE - A Washington County jury has found a former Bartlesville police officer not guilty in an assault case involving an incident with a Jane Phillips Medical Center patient.

By Laura Summers - Tulsa World Modified: March 7, 2013 at 10:41 am •  Published: March 7, 2013
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BARTLESVILLE - A Washington County jury has found a former Bartlesville police officer not guilty in an assault case involving an incident with a Jane Phillips Medical Center patient.

The four-man, two-woman jury deliberated about one hour Wednesday before returning a not guilty verdict in a 2011 misdemeanor assault and battery charge filed against Stacy Charles Neafus. Juries of six people are used in misdemeanor cases in Oklahoma.

Neafus, 43, was fired from his job with the Bartlesville Police Department following the incident in which the hospital had called for assistance from officers with a patient that allegedly had become combative.

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