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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A former Jefferson County sheriff accused of beating a bank robbery suspect has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Robert Shirley resigned his post Friday. On Monday he appeared in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg and admitted to deprivation of rights under the color of law. A second count of falsifying records was dismissed.

Shirley faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced. He will remain on home detention until then and must surrender his firearms.

United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld II says the beating was captured on surveillance video from police cruisers involved in the Dec. 2010 chase of Mark Daniel Haines. He's serving a 19-year sentence for bank robbery.

A civil lawsuit over Haines' injuries is set for trial this fall.