Augusta firefighter on administrative leave after murder arrest

Augusta firefighter on administrative leave after murder arrest
Charles Sconyers (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Charles Sconyers, the Augusta firefighter arrested for the murder of a 2-year-old boy in Columbia County, has been placed on administrative leave.

Public Information Officer for the fire department, Michael Meyers, issued a statement on the situation Monday morning.

The Augusta Fire Department is greatly saddened by the death of Lincoln Davitte and send our condolences to the family. At this time, Mr. Sconyers is being placed on administrative leave without pay as a result of the allegations regarding the death of Lincoln Davitte. The allegations against Charles Sconyers are not indicative of the quality of personnel or services provided by the Augusta Fire Department. The Augusta Fire Department affirms its unwavering commitment to the safety of the community and its citizens.
Michael Meyers, Augusta Fire / EMA

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