Columbia County Detention Center jailer arrested

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Late Friday afternoon, Deputy Jailer Jack Hayes was charged with giving items to inmates without consent and breach of oath by a public officer and was released on $100 bond. $10,200, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said. Jack Hayes, 30, was employed as an assistant jailer on 7/31/19 and there is no disciplinary report on file, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office says that several days ago the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office developed information that drugs and a cell phone may be at their facility. They immediately investigated and a small amount of narcotics and a cell phone were found, authorities tell us.

Because of Hayes’ standing in law enforcement and the public trust placed in him, according to the sheriff’s office, to be disappointed is an understatement. They say they have demonstrated in the past that they follow the law no matter who is involved and that Hayes’ actions have been dealt with quickly and fairly.

“Having an officer involved in such disgraceful activity is not only a violation of the law and of the public trust, but a complete disgrace to this agency and the deputies who uphold the integrity and honor that come with the badge,” the Columbia County Sheriff said. Office said.

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