Former Van Zandt County sheriff’s sergeant sentenced to 42 months in federal prison

Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 4:21 PM CDT
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As part of a plea deal, David Yager will spend 42 months in prison for a Feb. 2021 incident in which repeatedly punched a restrained detainee in the chest with a taser, which he also deployed on the detainee, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Yager said he did it out of anger, according to the DOJ.