Columbus police officer arrested, charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children

Columbus police officer arrested, charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus police have announced the arrest of one of their own.

48-year-old Johnny Knighten was arrested on May 9 and charged with aggravated assault, influencing a witness and cruelty to children.

Sgt. Knighten is a ten-year veteran with the Columbus Police Department. He is currently on administrative leave without pay from the police department.

His arrest comes as the result of an investigation that began on Apr. 29.

Knighten is expected to appear in Recorder’s Court on May 10 at 9:00 a.m.

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