Bibb County grand jurors indicted a former Macon police officer Tuesday on allegations he struck a suspect in his custody this spring.
Seth Conner, 24, is charged with violation of oath by a public officer and battery, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court.
Conner was fired after he allegedly struck a woman in the face while securing her seat belt in the back of his police cruiser May 19.
He'd arrested the 25-year-old woman following a brief foot chase on Mercer University Drive at the Interstate 75 overpass. The woman became "disruptive" in the back of the car and he struck her, authorities have said.
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Charges also are pending against Conner stemming from allegations he was identified as a prowler at a house on Robie Drive in May.
Conner turned himself in to investigators after deputies distributed a photo of the alleged prowler captured by the homeowner's security camera.
He's accused of walking through a yard and onto a back porch just after midnight May 25 and leaving after being confronted by a homeowner.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398 or find her on Twitter @awomackmacon.