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McDuffie County jailer charged, fired for inappropriate contact with female inmate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:52 PM
Last updated Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:52 AM
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THOMSON — A detention officer at the McDuffie County jail was arrested and fired after he had inappropriate contact with a female inmate this year, authorities said. He was the second jailer to be accused of such activity in eight months.

Ron Cody, 30, of the 500 block of Pine Lane Drive, Thomson, was arrested Monday at the GBI office after warrants were issued for his arrest, according to Pat Morgan, the special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation regional office.

Cody was released the same day on $10,000 bond. He is charged with sexual assault of a person in custody and violation of oath of public office.

Morgan said the GBI was called on March 6 after Sheriff Logan Marshall learned of the incident, which supposedly took place in January. Marshall said Cody was fired Monday.

Cody is also a Thomson city firefighter, and Fire Chief Rick Sewell said he has been suspended pending further investigation.

In July, another McDuffie County jailer was charged with inappropriate behavior with a female inmate.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/12/14 - 03:10 pm
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Neutering?

Better get those guys neutered to run that jail. What in the world is going on with them?

Farmboy
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Farmboy 03/12/14 - 04:25 pm
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Why?

Why do people do these things? You can't do this. There are things you just can't do. Why put yourself in this position knowing what trouble you can get in? I don't get it. It just does not make one lick of sense to me.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/12/14 - 04:37 pm
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This isn't any worse than the jail guard in Augusta bringing contraband into the jail. Not everyone who works in a uniform should have one.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/12/14 - 04:45 pm
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She must be quite the beauty.

Can we see a photo of her? Must be spectacular for someone to put his job, career, and marriage on the line.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/12/14 - 08:36 pm
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It states that he is also a

It states that he is also a fireman. Maybe he was just conducting some hose and nozzle training.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 08:46 am
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People have just gotten plain

People have just gotten plain stupid.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/13/14 - 11:59 am
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@corgimom

"People have just gotten plain stupid."

Kinda like Grover Tuten!

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