A civil suit was filed Friday by a Carrollton resident charged in a September ATV accident. Spencer Shannon, 26, is suing Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Weakley, Saline County Sheriff’s deputy Dustin Southard, and Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy Jason Rhodes. Shannon pleaded guilty in January to operating an all-terrain vehicle without the proper equipment. One person was injured in the accident on September 10, 2011. Shannon was ordered to pay a fine of about $250. A Carroll County clerk told KMZU News that the case files would not be released to the media until Wednesday or Thursday.
In a news release sent on Friday, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office said Southard had resigned. His last day on the job will be Sept. 6. Southard has reportedly taken a position with the Chillicothe Police Department.