The beating apparently didn't stop when the man seen on video being beaten by Humphreys County deputies arrived at the jail, according to witnesses.
This is among the incidents the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation are now looking into in connection with the January beating of Darrin Ring.
The FBI and TBI served federal grand jury subpoenas to the sheriff's department. Those subpoenas could include jailers, deputies and Sheriff Chris Davis, as well as all records, files and computers.
Larry Barbee is one of two inmates who has told the TBI that Ring was beaten and Tasered in jail while shackled.
"We're in a four-man cell and right across the hall is a single cell. We have a window that we can see outside in the hallway," said Barbee in an exclusive interview with Channel 4 News. "We heard a big commotion going on. They bring Darrin in and it was like four or five deputies, the sheriff was one of them, and they've got Darrin wrapped in a blanket, dragging him down the hall."
Ring was still not dressed after deputies stripped off his clothes in the initial attack at his home.
"The sheriff was over here and had his hands on the cement bench and was going down with his knee over and over," said Barbee, demonstrating the sheriff's actions. "Deputy Tim Hedge was standing on top of Darrin's head."
Barbee said a young female jailer entered the area and told a Waverly police officer, Kinta Bell, that she had never seen anyone Tased. That officer then Tasered Ring.
"Officer [Joe] Parnell goes in there and grabs him by the head, tells him to stand up at first," said Barbee. "He can't stand up because his hands are handcuffed to his feet. He can't stand up."
"[Parnell] keeps telling him to [stand up] and he said he can't. So he grabbed his head and rammed it into the wall, and then Officer Bell comes in from behind and Tases him."
Barbee is in jail on charges of making meth with the intent of resale. He is one of two inmates who made statements to the TBI and were then moved to the Dickson County Jail.
Waverly Police Chief David Daniel said his department is not making any comment until the investigation is complete.
"We are cooperating completely," said Daniel. "Rumors are rampant and we need a resolution for the entire incident."
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