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Saturday, October 10, 2009

[GA] Deputy Colon charged with domestic battery and cruelty to children

...The officers found sufficient evidence to charge Colon with battery and two counts of third-degree cruelty to children...

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Andria Simmons
A Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Saturday after allegedly getting into a domestic dispute with a woman he lives with in Lilburn. Lilburn Police met with the 25-year-old woman at a library near her home around noon on Saturday to investigate accusations that Hendryx Colon, 45, caused superficial injuries by striking her with his fists. The woman told police that the domestic dispute had occurred earlier at the home she shares with Colon... The officers found sufficient evidence to charge Colon with battery and two counts of third-degree cruelty to children... Jail records show he was released on $3,900 bond two hours after he was booked in on Saturday afternoon. A spokesperson for the department said Tuesday that Colon is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. [Full article here]

Gwinnett Daily Post
By Heath Hamacher
10/6/2009 12:01:00
...A police report lists "hands/fists" as the weapon type... Police reports indicate that the two are not married... A Lilburn police spokesman said the criminal investigation is also "active and ongoing. [Full article here]


  1. I can't defend this deputy but the job he was doing may be the most stressful anywhere. Hitting someone is an awful thing. When you stand behind a badge it only seems worse. Couples have problems and people cross lines but when an officer crosses the line its headlines. I hate it for both of them.

  2. Living WITH a stressed officer is no cake walk either. And you're right, it's no fun for anyone.


    Josh Green
    Jun 3, 2010
    [Excerpts] A defense attorney for Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Deputy Hendryx Colon said battery charges against him were the result of a conniving girlfriend bent on having her way via the legal system.... Colon, a 13-year department veteran, was acquitted May 20 of simple battery and battery charges against his live-in girlfriend, claims that had landed him in jail and jeopardized his career, his attorney, Niria Baggett, said Thursday. Lilburn police arrested Colon, 46, in October when the 25-year-old woman told police he’d assaulted her... Jurors in Gwinnett County State Court deliberated only an hour before declaring Colon innocent... Additional charges of third-degree child cruelty had been dropped prior to trial... Baggett contends the woman concocted the story and self-inflicted her injuries... Baggett was unsure from where Colon’s girlfriend had emigrated... http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/localnews/headlines/95584379.html


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