Jul 01, 2020 2:42 PM

Judge dismisses lawsuit of Nebraska man shot by marshal

Posted Jul 01, 2020 2:42 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a Beatrice man who was shot several times in 2018 by a U.S. marshal in Lincoln.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon dismissed Thomas Sailors’ case last week. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the judge said in his order that nothing supports Sailors' allegation that he was asleep when Deputy Marshal Paul Keyes fired 19 rounds at him, and video of the incident shows Sailors was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that he revved and rammed into a police cruiser.

Sailor recovered from his wounds and was sentenced last year to five years in prison for assaulting an officer and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.