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Mom targets Moores Hill officer's alleged actions
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Monday, December 10, 2012 3:05 PM

For the second month in a row, a mother protested how she and her son were treated by Moores Hill Reserve Officer Jack Derek Stevens.

Carol Patterson, Moores Hill, read a written statement at Moores Hill Town Council's November meeting, regarding her complaint with actions taken by Stevens. In February, Stevens pursued a quad driven by her son, and crashed into a car pulling out of a driveway along the way, said Patterson.

Her son called her, and when she arrived, Stevens said he would ticket the youth for having an unlicensed vehicle on the road, said Patterson. She left to get a trailer to haul the quad home, but then she got a call that Stevens was going to arrest her son and charge him with fleeing an officer, a Class D Felony, she said. Moores Hill Police Chief Brent Casebolt had arrived in the meantime.

The felony charge later was amended to a Class C infraction by Dearborn Superior Court I Judge Jonathan Cleary.