- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Two New Hampshire police officers have been charged with assaulting a suspect after a traffic stop last year.

A Strafford County Grand Jury has indicted Farmington Sgt. Michael McNeil Jr. and Officer Gregory Gough on simple assault charges.

Randy Gray told Foster’s Daily Democrat that he fled the stop after asking the 34-year-old McNeil, who was off-duty, for ID and McNeil refused.

Police eventually tracked Gray to his home where the struggle occurred. McNeil’s charged with grabbing Gray’s neck and forcing him to the ground. The 24-year-old Gough is charged with grabbing Gray’s arms and torso.

The misdemeanor assault carries up to a year in jail upon conviction.

The officers were suspended Tuesday. Neither had a listed phone number and it could not immediately be determined if they had lawyers.

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