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He said he got pains again and called 911 another time. This time, the ambulance showed up -- but also two deputies, as seen in surveillance video. Mingo County Sheriff James Smith couldn't say why the ambulance was escorted the second time.
Maynard said one deputy cussed at him and told him he'd kill him if he called again. On surveillance video, a deputy can be seen shoving Maynard from a neighbor's home. "He hit me and knocked me down," Maynard said. "Well, when he did, everything went dark. I put my hand up. I didn't know if he was going to hit me with a light or what."
Smith said the department is investigating what happened, saying that the deputy involved is on administrative leave. Smith pointed out, though, that the deputy didn't do anything wrong. "I've not heard nothing from him since I've been in office," Smith said. "I've not received nothing from him. I think he's been on the job 12-13 years now."
Smith would not elaborate if shoving is an acceptable behavior for any deputy, but said it's all under investigation. Maynard said he's consulting an attorney in the case.
According to court documents, Maynard has been convicted of several crimes during the years, including public intoxication, DUI and obstructing an officer. The Mingo County Prosecutor's office is helping with the case and will determine what happens next. The sheriff's department is conducting its own internal investigation.