WASHINGTON COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Three former Washington County Deputies are in jail after being accused of tasing a man to death back in July. On December 12, they made their first appearance in court.
Former Washington County Deputies Michael Howell, Henry Copeland & Rhett Scott all in Emanuel County court facing a list of charges that include: felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless conduct.
On July 7 the former Washington County Deputies were responding to a suspicious person call when they came across Eurie Martin walking down Deep Step Road. According to GBI and captured cell phone footage, they got into a scuffle with Martin as they tried to tase him. Shortly after Martin died at the scene. Now a grand jury indicted them meaning there is enough evidence to move forward with all charges and the three men will be spending the holidays in jail.