An Idaho man has filed a civil suit against Sanpete County claiming jail officials there violated his constitutional rights to the free exercise of religion.
The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, contends Myron Hamilton was ordered to remove his religious undergarments and don jail garb in violation of the First and 14th amendments.Hamilton's attorney, Brian Barnard, said his client is a member of a fundamentalist group. He did not know Hamilton's hometown.
The suit named as defendants Sanpete County and two deputy sheriffs.
The suit says Hamilton was put into the drunk tank for 20 hours because he refused to give up his undergarments.