A Dodge County deputy is on administrative leave pending a GBI investigation into an off-duty altercation.
Dean Smith, who was hired by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in January 2009, is accused of verbally and physically fighting with another person Friday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
The other person reported the incident to the Eastman Police Department on Saturday and filed a formal complaint with the sheriff’s office Monday, the release stated.
Sheriff Jeff Hinson called in the GBI to investigate the incident.
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“I hold all employees accountable for their actions or inactions whether on duty or off duty,” Hinson said in the release.