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Brantley deputy involved in Ware tussle

Special to SEGAZINE


An off-the-clock dispute between a Brantley deputy and a Waycross man ended with a report filed late last month when the Ware County law enforcement was called in to investigate.

According to a report filed with the Ware County Sheriff’s Office by Lieutenant Travis McNease on Aug. 28, Carl Jay Moore of Waycross came to the Ware County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a simple battery case in which he and off-duty deputy Mark Edward Gibson were involved in an unarmed altercation at Waycross Motor Speedway at a previous time.

The report doesn’t include any details of the altercation including how it started except that Gibson and Moore are listed as both victim and offender.

Officials with the Ware County Sheriff’s Office said, Monday, that neither one plans to prosecute the other in the incident and that no investigator is currently assigned to the case at this time.

However, the report lists a “U” for unknown regrading whether or not the complaint was unfounded.

The report also states that the two men involved in the altercation did not know each other.

Sheriff Jack Whisenant told the Enterprise that he couldn’t comment on the item at this time due to an ongoing internal investigation which he said was standard practice in any situation where an employee of the sheriff’s office is allegedly involved in illegal activity.

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