Columbia County Sheriff's Office hires former Grovetown police c - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Columbia County Sheriff's Office hires former Grovetown police chief

Gary Owens (Source: WFXG) Gary Owens (Source: WFXG)
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

Former Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens now has a job at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. 

Owens is working as a traffic deputy for the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Capt. Steve Morris said. He started on Sept. 16.

Owens resigned from his position with the Grovetown Department of Public Safety in Augusta after he was suspended for two days.

According to the mayor, Owens was suspended because he "created a hostile work environment" and "hindered the operation of recovering" two inmates who escaped from the city's detention center. 

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