Interim Director of Public Safety named in Grovetown

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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW) -- Scott Wheatley has been appointed as the interim Director of Public Safety, the secretary for the city administrator for Grovetown said.

Mayor George James said Owen's turned in his letter of resignation on Aug. 22.

Owens' resignation comes after he was suspended for two days without pay after "he hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees," according to a statement from Mayor George James. The inmates escaped July 26 and were missing for 24 hours.

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