Omega Police Chief Arrested

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The Tift County Sheriff's Office has released reports that Omega Police Chief Walter Young was arrested Friday (3/25) after assaulting an inmate.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is handling the case and says Young assaulted an inmate being held at the Tift County Jail, then released him.

GBI says the inmate, who had been arrested for shoplifting, suffered 'serious injuries, including a broken nose.'

Young is charged with one count of aggravated assault.

GBI says their investigation is ongoing.

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