Saturday, August 2, 2008
[GA] Deputy McCarty allowed to resign after domestic violence charges
August 2, 2008
Madison County sheriff's deputy Mark McCarty resigned from his post Monday after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office. McCarty was arrested by Barrow County sheriff's deputies July 26 in response to a domestic violence complaint. He was released Monday on $4,000 bond, according to deputies at the Barrow County Detention Center. McCarty had served as a road deputy with the Madison County Sheriff's Office since November, when he returned after working with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. Before leaving for the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, McCarty had served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office for several years as a lieutenant, said Capt. Michael Benner, with the Madison County Sheriff's Office. Benner had no comment on McCarty's legal situation, except to say that it had caused McCarty to resign from his post. "He resigned in light of what has taken place, his legal situation," Benner said.