Deputy who sexually assaulted inmate gets two years

October 1, 2007

WARREN CTY, Ga.---A former Warren County sheriff's deputy now knows his fate after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman who was in his custody.

As part of a plea deal, Dewayne Wood will serve two years in jail with eight years probation.

Wood also pleaded guilty to a drug charge and violation of oath by a public officer.

In August 2006, Wood was accused of raping a female inmate while transporting her from court back to jail in McDuffie County.

Wood worked as a deputy for the Warren County Sheriff's Department for 18 years.

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