I-TEAM: An update on deputy’s aggravated assault case

Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 7:14 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We have an exclusive update from the I-TEAM about a Richmond County deputy accused of hitting a fellow deputy in the head with a flashlight.

A year ago this month, Brandon Keathley was booked into jail after a grand jury indicted him on aggravated assault charges.

Deputy Nick Nunes had to have staples in his head.

When Jared Williams took over as district attorney, he told the I-TEAM he would declare this as a conflict because he worked for the law firm representing Keathley, so the case would be reassigned to another district attorney elsewhere in the state.

The state attorney general’s office confirms it received that request this month, one year after he told the I-TEAM he would send it. We’re told it is being reviewed.

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