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Airport security chief arrested, on administrative leave

(Source: Columbus Police Department) (Source: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The chief of security at the Columbus Airport is facing charges after allegedly breaking into a car.

Chief Jeffrey Wright was booked into Muscogee County jail Monday afternoon and charged with entering with the intent to commit a felony.

Wright is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

Airport director Mark Oropeza told News Leader 9 that Wright had been with the airport for about 15 years.  Oropeza tells us he has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation by the Columbus Police Department.

The airport adds it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Wright and his staff of officers are cross-trained to be Georgia Certified peace officers, firefighters, and airport aircraft firefighters.  In addition, all officers are certified first responders.

News Leader 9 is following the details of this case. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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