2009-06-03 / For The Record

Deputy suspended for alleged battery

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

A Burke County deputy has been suspended following an incident in which he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat.

Sgt. Gregg Reed Stroud, 29, of Augusta, was placed on suspension without pay last Friday after Richmond County deputies responded to an altercation between him, his wife and another woman.

According to a report filed at the Richmond County Sheriff 's Office, Stroud's wife called deputies after he grabbed the other woman around the neck with his hands and pushed her to the ground.

Burke County Chief Deputy James Hollingsworth confirmed the suspension but said no formal charges have been filed. The case is currently under investigation.

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