Man Who Sued Sheriff Dies Of Drug Overdose

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — An Owatonna man who sued a Mower County sheriff’s sergeant alleging excessive force during his arrest has died.

The Austin Daily Herald cites Steele County court records which say 48-year-old Peter Vought died this month of an accidental “mixed drug overdose.” Vought filed a lawsuit against Sgt. Jeff Ellis whose police dog bit Vought during his arrest in 2007. Vought wanted more than $75,000 in damages for pain and mental anguish.

Chief Deputy Mark May says Vought’s death is unfortunate.

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  • carl

    The penalty for this cop is living in Owatonna.

  • Jon Salle

    Man…Just think of all that dope he could have bought with that $75K!!!…

  • Dale Gribble

    I think they planted evidence to look like he died of an over dose.
    They are watching us.

    • dale dribble

      Go away. Please. Save us all from your random mutterings.

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