GLYNN CO., GA (WTOC) - A Glynn County lieutenant wanted for violating conditions of his bond has been taken into custody.
Lieutenant Robert Sasser turned himself in to the sheriff's office Monday following warrants for simple battery and criminal trespassing stemming from a domestic incident. He was supposed to meet certain conditions under a bond agreement, but investigators say he did not comply.
Glynn County officials say on Thursday around 4:30 p.m., authorities received a call from a citizen who had a concern about Sasser's welfare. They say multiple Glynn County officers and deputies began looking for Sasser to check on him and eventually located him inside a vehicle in a wooded area off GA Hwy 99. As deputies approached, a gunshot was discharged from within the vehicle. At that point, law enforcement realized Sasser was in violation of the conditions of his bond.
Officials say at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday, the GSP SWAT Team used less lethal force to take Sasser into custody. Sasser did not harm himself during this incident. He was turned over to the Glynn County Sheriff's Office who then transported him to a local hospital for treatment.
The investigation into Thursday evening's incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Glynn County law enforcement.