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2010-05-20Gallatin, MO |  By: Wayman

Sheriff's Lawsuit

Martin Jonassen of Elwood Kansas filed the suit on behalf of his two minor children after an incident in Daviess County in 2008.

In May of that year a Highway Patrol Trooper tried to pull over a car without a license plate driven by Moses Jonassen, who had several outstanding arrest warrants.

The car pulled into a driveway and the patrol says the teen driver resisted arrest and several family members came running out of the house and got involved in the fray.

A second Trooper arrived and arrested all 6 for interfering with an arrest.

One of those was Elizabeth Jonassen, who last month was tried on the charge but a mistrial was declared.

Now, Martin Jonassen is asking for more than 2 million dollars in damages, alledging violation of civil rights, excessive force, mental abuse of minor children, and other charges.