Former CCSO sergeant charged with cruelty to an inmate

Former CCSO sergeant charged with cruelty to an inmate

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - A former Chatham County Sheriff's Office sergeant has been indicted on charges of cruelty to an inmate.

A seventeen-year veteran of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, Charlesetta Hawkins is charged and accused of cruelty to an inmate.

The sheriff says the inmate, Jonathan Mahone, broke a sprinkler head in his cell. Hawkins placed him in a restraint chair.

Mahone then spit in her face. Hawkins then sprayed the inmate with mace, twice.

Mahone is charged with destruction of government property.

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