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2 former sheriff's deputies indicted in Columbia County

Friday, May 17, 2013 6:40 PM
Last updated Saturday, May 18, 2013 6:18 AM
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Several people have been indicted by a Columbia County grand jury, including two former sheriff’s deputies.

Former Staff Sgt. David Ronald Kitchens was charged with computer theft and violating the oath of a public officer. Kitchens was arrested March 5 after he was accused of soliciting business for personal injury attorneys and using sheriff’s office computers to print accident reports for private residents and attorneys.

He was fired Feb. 25 and was released from the jail after posting a $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

Former sheriff’s office jailer Kester Henry Dozier was indicted on charges of violating the oath of a public officer and crossing guard lines with prohibited items. He was arrested Feb. 19 on charges of delivering prohibited items including food, books and cellphones to inmates in the jail.

In another indictment, Christopher Joseph San Miguel, 27, of Evans, is charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a March 2 wreck that killed Alaina Kensinger, 28, of Martinez, according to court documents released Friday.

Kensinger was a passenger in San Miguel’s vehicle about 4:30 a.m. when the driver is believed to have fallen asleep. The vehicle drifted off the road, turned sideways and hit a guardrail and a metal sign pole. San Miguel’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.165 at the time, officials said.

San Miguel was arrested March 28 and released from the Columbia County Detention Center the same day after posting a $13,400 bond, according to jail records.

The grand jury also indicted former 4-H worker Jennifer Gayle Davenport, 26, who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Davenport was indicted on aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation.

She was arrested April 1 after the girl’s mother discovered Davenport had been in a relationship with the teen. The teen told her mother she and Davenport had sex and shared sexually explicit text messages.

Davenport, who was a 4-H program assistant until three weeks before her arrest, was released from the jail April 6 after posting a $25,000 bond.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/13 - 06:58 am
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When a police officer

When a police officer violates his oath of office and is found guilty.
He should be placed in General population like they do in other countries, not a country club facility.

It would encourage the few that are tempted to give it a looooong 2nd thought.

The same goes for politicians that built that country club federal prison down in south Ga..

BamaFanNGa
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BamaFanNGa 05/18/13 - 11:10 am
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nocnoc

First of all former police officers that break the law are not sentenced to a "country club" facility. However, they are not placed in general population either . They are placed in a unit specifically for former leos that have gone rogue. This is done to avoid civil lawsuits . To place these men or women in general population would be a death sentence.

Darby
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Darby 05/19/13 - 11:14 am
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"Former Staff Sgt. David Ronald Kitchens was

charged with computer theft and violating the oath of a public officer."

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Not that it matters, but I'm curious. Did the guy steal a computer or did he steal data?

Just wondering. It's a slow day for me.

justputtin
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justputtin 05/19/13 - 04:43 pm
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Darby

He illegally exploited his access to information on the sheriffs dept. computer system to work with and profit from attorneys that he provided that information to.

Darby
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Darby 05/19/13 - 10:16 pm
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justputtin

Thanks for the update...

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dstewartsr 05/19/13 - 10:59 pm
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Columbia County deputy?

Wonder he wasn't placed on paid leave (vacation, to you civilians) until it all blew over. Must not have 'wet the beaks' above him.

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