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 of 2009, is accused of verbally and physically fighting with another person on Friday, according to a news release from the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.
The other person reported the incident to the Eastman Police Department on Saturday and filed a formal complaint with the Dodge County Sheriff's Office on Monday, the release stated.
Sheriff Jeff Hinson called in the GBI to investigate the incident.
"I hold all employees accountable for their actions or inactions whether on duty or off duty," Hinson said in the release.