Lawsuit Claims Smyrna Employee Hit Inmate with Van on Purpose

A new federal lawsuit claims a Smyrna city employee hit a workhouse inmate with his van to encourage the man not to "lag behind," the Daily News Journal reports. The lawsuit, filed on March 15, says that Travis Wagner, who is employed by the Smyrna Streets Department, purposefully hit Rutherford County Correctional Work Center inmate Taylor Ross Jacobs with his van. Jacobs is seeking $175,000 from Wagner and $150,000 from the Smyrna Street Department because, according to the lawsuit, it knew of "Travis' abuse towards inmates and continue to let him supervise them."
 
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