LOGAN – A woman is suing Logan County Chief Deputy Michael Mays after she claims he threatened and intimidated her.

On Nov. 16, 2013, Mays caused Brenda L. Stanley mental stress with his “threats, intimidating and verbal assault with his abuse of power being chief of police,” according to a complaint filed in Logan Circuit Court.

Stanley claims she was attending a speech event being given by Logan County Commission President Danny Godby and after Godby stood on stage and gave his speech to the crown, he went into the backroom behind the stage.

Ray Perry came out of the backroom and informed Stanley that Godby wanted to speak with her, so she took someone with her and followed Perry to the backroom, according to the suit.

Stanley claims upon arriving in the backroom, she asked Mays, who was in the room, where Godby was and Mays told her that he wanted her to be in the backroom, not Godby.

Mays allegedly threatened and verbally attacked Stanley and threatened to arrest her if she continued to talk about what happened at Logan State Park in September 2013 when she was attacked from behind and was able to stop the attack on her person, according to the suit.

Stanley is seeking damages in the amount of $5,000. She is representing herself.

Logan Circuit Court case number: 15-C-351

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