Former Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Faces Felony Assault Charges

A former Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy is facing felony assault charges. Scott Thorne of Walnut Creek turned himself in early yesterday morning and was released about two hours later on ten-thousand dollars bail. Thorne is suspected of beating a Boyes Hot Springs man in his home during a domestic dispute call on September 24th. He’s scheduled to be arraigned this Tuesday on a charge of felony assault by an officer.