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Worth Co. Sheriff’s Office chief deputy arrested

Raymond Drennen
Raymond Drennen(Worth County Jail)
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 11:50 AM EST
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SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - The chief deputy for the Worth County Sheriff’s Office was arrested in connection to a domestic incident at his home, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Raymond Drennen, 60, was charged with violation of oath by public officer, terroristic threats and actions and third degree cruelty to children.

He was arrested on Monday, according to the GBI.

The GBI said Sheriff Don Whitaker asked the agency to investigate a domestic incident that happened at Drennen’s home. The sheriff said he called the GBI to investigate in order to maintain transparency in his agency and ensure there will be no bias in the investigation.

Drennen was taken to Worth County Jail.

Whitaker said Drennen is no longer employed at the sheriff’s office. Drennan served as Sylvester’s police chief before joining the Worth County Sheriff’s Office as chief deputy in July 2019. Before that, he served in leadership roles at Tifton Police Department and was with that department for decades.

The GBI said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Sylvester office at (229) 777-2080.

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