Federal marshals have seized the car, furniture and other belongings of a Palm Beach County sheriff's sergeant who was found liable by a jury for shooting an unarmed man, leaving him paralyzed.
The property was seized Saturday at Deputy Adams Lin's house, according to Barry Golden, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.
A jury awarded Dontrell Stephens more than $23.1 million, an amount later lowered to $22.4 million, in a lawsuit against Lin and the Sheriff's Office. Stephens was shot by Lin in September 2013.
Four marshals knocked on Lin's townhouse door and served him the court order detailing how his property would be taken, said Stephens' attorney, Jack Scarola.
Among the items taken: his car, couch, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, his collection of Samurai swords, flatscreen TV, iron, ironing board, computer, golf clubs, bicycle, tools, and almost all of his non-Sheriff's Office clothing, Scarola told the Sun-Sentinel.
In November, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer ruled that none of Lin's $82,400 in wages should be garnished to help pay off the judgment because he proved he was "head of a family" since he provides more than half of the support for his 6-year-old daughter.
None of the belongings of Lin's daughter were taken.
The Sheriff's Office is appealing the jury verdict.