Deputy shot in Screven County

SCREVEN CO., GA (WTOC) - In Screven County, an inmate is back in custody late Monday afternoon. Deputies say Crystal Marie Shyrock, 32, shot a sheriff's deputy during transport from Chatham County to Screven County. Deputy Katherine Griffin was wounded in the ledg during the attempted escape. It happened on Highway 21.

The Screven County Sheriff's Office said Shyrock faced two charges going back to 2007 on disorderly conduct and public intoxication, had failed to report to a probation officer on those charges and was supposed to appear in court in Screven County.

There was a struggle in the vehicle, Shyrock attempted to gain control of Deputy Griffin's sidearm and a shot was fired. That gunshot went in, and then, exited Griffin's leg.

Griffin was taken to Memorial University Medical Center. The deputy went through surgery and is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Sheriff's Office.Shyrock was never able to even get out of the patrol car as Richard Dwayne Williams of Sylvania, a motorist, was able to keep her for going anywhere.

"You never know what people are going to do, what they're thinking or why they do it. More than likely she would have gone to the courthouse, been to court tomorrow, maybe they stay 30 days in jail and that would be the end of it," Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile told WTOC.

Shyrock is currently being held at the Screven County Jail without bond.

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