N.C. Firefighters Allegedly Shock Junior Firefighter

EAST SPENCER, N.C. -- Two Rowan County firefighters and a police officer are facing criminal charges over an incident in which an 18-year-old junior firefighter was shocked with a stun gun at a Christmas party.

County sheriff's deputies say East Spencer Fire Chief Shane Cranfield and firefighter Allen Carlyle borrowed a Taser gun from on-duty police officer James Lambeth to shock an 18-year-old high school student earlier this month, according to WXII.com.

The youth tried to hide in a room, but the two firefighters followed him and shocked him as many as nine times, the station reported.

Lambeth has since resigned from the East Spencer Police Department. Investigators plan to charge him with failure to discharge his duty, a misdemeanor. Cranfield and Carlyle face assault charges.

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