PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH INMATE LEADS TO ARREST
Douglas, GA- On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Kevin Grantham was arrested and charged with 1 count of Simple Battery by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Coffee County, Georgia. The arrest occurred after Coffee County Sheriff Doyle Wooten requested the GBI Douglas Office investigate a use of force complaint made by an inmate against a Coffee County Deputy while at the Coffee County Courthouse in Douglas Georgia.
On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Sandarius Coney was located at the Coffee County Courthouse for a court proceeding. At the conclusion of his court appearance, Coney, who was restrained with handcuffs and leg restraints, was placed in a room to be held until he could be transported back to the Coffee County jail. Coney began causing a disturbance and later reported that Deputy Grantham had entered the room and slapped him in the face with an open hand.
The investigation is still on-going; therefore no other details will be released at this time. If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at 912-384-4227, or the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103.
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SAC Russell Mansfield 912/389-4103