Sequoyah County Sheriff: Deputy Arrested For Using Whiskey Bottle During Fight

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 7:03 am
By: News On 6

A Sequoyah County jailer was arrested Saturday for assault with a dangerous weapon according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart. He says Amy Minor used a whiskey bottle as a weapon during a fight.

Lockhart says Sallisaw Police arrested Minor following an incident which took place while she was off duty.

He told KFSM TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Minor has worked at the sheriff's office since October 2013.

Lockhart's office issued the following statement:

"The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office strictly adheres to the principle that any employees in a law enforcement profession, whether it be a detention officer, deputy or police officer are expected to regard themselves as a member of an important an honored profession and should conduct themselves to the highest ethical standard of that profession."

Lockhart said Minor has been suspended without pay until his office concludes its own internal investigation. He said a decision on Minor's job status is expected by Friday.