On Wednesday, a Spalding County Sheriff's Office detention deputy was arrested after a report he assaulted an inmate.
Jeshon Burden, 33, was charged with battery and violation of oath of office.
Reports said Burden, an 11-year veteran of the sheriff's office, assaulted an inmate in the Spalding County Sheriff's Office Detention Center on Feb. 11 in the booking area.
Burden has been released on a $2,613.50 bond.
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