No. 12-3383.

735 F.3d 799 (2013)

Christopher STONER, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Eugene WATLINGTEN, Individually and in his Official Capacity as Deputy Sheriff, St. Francis County, Arkansas, Defendant-Appellant Scott Melton; Bobby May; John Does; Tommy Watlingten; Christopher Reynolds, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: November 7, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael R. Rainwater , and Jason E. Owens , Little Rock, AR, for appellant.

Bryan R. Huffman , Covington, TN, for appellee.

Before RILEY, Chief Judge, BRIGHT and BYE, Circuit Judges.

BRIGHT, Circuit Judge.

Christopher Stoner suffered arrest on suspicion of violating an Arkansas statute that prohibited a person from possessing a weapon in a vehicle with a purpose to employ the weapon against a person. See Ark.Code Ann. § 5-73-120(a) (2010) (amended 2013). After release from any charges, Stoner brought a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act...

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