MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo.— A St. Charles County deputy faces sentencing in October after being found guilty of several crimes while on a methamphetamine raid.
Christopher Hunt was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of assault and property damage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a jury delivered the guilty verdict on Wednesday.
Hunt was among St. Charles County officers responding to a meth lab in neighboring Montgomery County in 2009.
Prosecutor Nicole Volkert said Hunt was not working but showed up because he had a grudge against suspect Phillip Alberternst and wanted to beat him. Defense attorney Joseph McCulloch argued that Alberternst resisted arrest.
St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer says the case could have a chilling effect on the working relationship between the two counties.