Friday, December 28, 2007 , Updated 11:22 a.m., June 24, 2011
UPDATEDx2: Country musician Steve Holy alleges Dallas police officers assaulted/held him at gunpoint
Worse things have happened when country music fans got their hands on some guns.
Dallas-based country singer Steve Holy has pressed charges against two Dallas police officers for assault. Holy claims that while at a bar, he met one officer he knew and was introduced to some others. After the bar closed, he had the group over to play foosball. The officer he knew left, leaving two other officers who, according to Holy, became belligerent when they questioned his identity as the famed musician. After getting a gun, they held Holy and a friend at gunpoint until Holy was allowed to go upstairs to get his ID. He told his wife, who had been sleeping, to call 911, but the officers left before non-asshole cops showed up.
Initial reports identify the officers in question as Randy Anderson and Paul Loughridge, who have been placed on administrative leave while detectives from the "public integrity unit" investigate.
UPDATE: The officers involved in the incident, Anderson and Loughridge, have been fired. You can listen to the 911 call posted either here or in the comments below.
UPDATE x2: According to the Associated Press, Loughridge was found not guilty of aggravated assault. Anderson was sentenced to probation for four years.
Posted by Erin