A man sentenced to serve ten years for trafficking cocaine alleges he was savagely beaten by deputies with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office while incarcerated at the detention center.
Charles Muckle was awaiting transfer to state prison when he claims he was dragged out of his cell and beaten. Earlier this month, his attorney, John G. Walruth, notified Barrow County and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office of Muckle’s intent to file suit.
According to Walruth, deputies forcibly removed Muckle from his bed, beat him and then placed him in solitary confinement in full body restraints with a bag over his head on or about March 21 of this year.
In a letter to Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith and the county commissioners, Walruth wrote, “This outrageous, deplorable and savage behavior of the deputies is unacceptable in today’s society.”