Man Says Trooper Allegedly Beat Him

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

He says a state police trooper took him to an abandoned mine and beat him for no apparent reason.

He says it happened near South Williamson.

Trooper Jared Alfrey is suspended with pay but state police say they can't comment on anything else right now because it is an ongoing investigation.

The alleged victim, Randall McCoy is talking, and says he didn't deserve what happened to him.

“It was like a nightmare that I kept praying I would wake up from,” McCoy said.

Randall McCoy says he has the bruises and eight days in the hospital to prove it was no bad dream.

“I know I did nothing to provoke him,” McCoy said.

McCoy says all he wanted was the trooper to help him get his stuff from his girlfriend's house after they had a fight.

Instead, he said the trooper arrested both of them.

McCoy says he has a bad back and asked the trooper to move his handcuffs from the back to the front.

“He ordered me to put my hands on my head and I was standing there like this and he reached back and slapped me as hard as he could on the side of my face, the side of my head,” McCoy said.

McCoy claims the trooper took both him and his girlfriend to this abandoned mine site and pulled him out of the car.

“At this point in time, he didn't swing at me with his hands, he swung at me with his fist,” McCoy said.

McCoy says he did put the trooper in a headlock.

“He put a gun to the back of my head. He stomped my neck, my back, all up and down my back, he kicked me, he pulled out his baton and was beating me,” McCoy said.

McCoy says he crawled back to the cruiser and was peppered sprayed before they left the mine site.

State police say they can't give trooper Alfrey's side of the story right now because of the ongoing investigation.

Major Rudzinski says investigators are still collecting information and interviews and there's no timeline when the investigation will be finished.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Middlesboro on Aug 1, 2007 at 03:32 PM
    If I'm not mistaken, Randall McCoy has made contradicting statements about his allegations. First he said in the letter he wrote to Gov. Erine Fletcher that "When the cuffs were off he ordered me to put my hands on top of my head again. I did not," Then when he was interviewed by WYMT McCoy says the Trooper asked him to put his hands on his head and he did and he illustrated it by putting his hands on his head then McCoy said the Trooper hit him anyway. McCoy can't seem to get his story straight. And what do the bruises or bite prove anyway? The Trooper arrested him for fighting with his girlfriend she could've have done that.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 at 03:24 PM
    DOPE HEADS DESERVED TO BE SMACKED AROUND. IF THEY DIDN'T TAKE DOPE THEN THE PROBLEMS OF EASTERN KY WOULD BE CUT IN HALF. NO ONE FORCED DOPE INTO THERE MOUTHS THEY TAKE IT ON THERE OWN WILL AND GO OUT CAUSING PROBLEMS AND EXPECT A SLAP ON THE WRIST....INSTEAD THIS BOY GOT A SLAP IN THE FACE. NO FEELINGS WHATSOEVER FOR A DOPE HEAD. HE DESERVED MORE THAN WHAT HE GOT. SHAME ON THE KSP FOR LETTING THIS GUY GO.
  • by David Location: Louisville on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:01 PM
    Reading another comment, i see where someone wrote this abuse happens all the time in pike county to young boy's whom are on drug's, as posted before these officer's in rural kentucky are by themselves, they answer call's by themselves--domestic's, fight's, drunk and intoxicated person's, i'm sure we all know when someone is drunk or on drug's their ability to know what is going on is blurred, when the police are actually there to help and deal with the problem, these people on drug's are combative and are in another world, these officer's are by themselve's on call's and back-up take's 20-30 min's to get to you if the officer need's help, being alone dealing with people who want to hurt or kill you is not a good feeling, but i praise our officer's for the job they do. I dont know what when on with this trooper and the guy, but i'm sure the ky state police will do a intense investigation to the allegations made. From what i have read Mr. Mccoy has been arrested for a controlled substance before, i'm sure the investigation will sort all of this turmol out.
  • by anonymous Location: Pikeville on Jul 17, 2007 at 05:22 PM
    Response to Ashley: Exactly! My husband is a Trooper and I get very upset when people talk bad about the Kentucky State Police. They are not above the law--they are the law! Without Troopers and other law enforcement officers, Kentucky would be worse than it already is. KSP needs your respect, not your disbelief in their ability to protect and serve your community.
  • by ashley Location: ky on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    DO YOU ALL EVER STOP AND WONDER WHAT YOUR PLACE WOULD BE LIKE WITH OUT THE LAW? REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MINTUE
  • by LYNN Location: PIKEVILLE on Jul 17, 2007 at 06:22 AM
    This happens all the time in Pike Co. They usually beat up on young boys who have had problems with drugs. No one reports it because they are afraid they won't be believed. Someone needs to make a stand & stop this.
  • by Derek Location: hindman on Jul 16, 2007 at 07:51 PM
    I am really glad someone came forward and let this be known the police force in htis area think they are above the law and wont be liable for there actions the jails are full at some point you have to wander if maybe its a little out of hand I know this from personal experince I was fasley accused of something trooper barsaglia pinned a bogus charge on me not a signifigant one because it was cheaper to just pay the fine and plead guilty but he knows what he done was wrong so he will have to answer to a greater power at some point god will judge him accordingly I am sure

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