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.
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.