Former deputy sheriff charged with using excessive force in 2016 arrest.

Brandon McIntosh, a former deputy sheriff of the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for an alleged 2016 assault.

In November 2016, McIntosh allegedly assaulted a person he was arresting, using a dangerous weapon and causing bodily injury, according to the indictment. He also is accused of filing a false report that said the suspect became very combative and that McIntosh used the least amount of force he could.

The two-count indictment charges McIntosh with violating the civil rights of an arrestee by using excessive force against him and then filing a false report to obstruct the investigation of that assault.

If convicted, McIntosh could face up to 30 years in jail. He could also face a fine of up to $500,000.