Sheriff: Local Jail Deputy Arrested After Using Whiskey Bottle As Weapon

A Sequoyah County, Okla., jailer was arrested Saturday in an assault case after allegedly using a whiskey bottle as a weapon, according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart.

The jailer was identified as Amy Minor. She worked at the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office since Oct. 16, 2013, according to a statement released Monday by the Sheriff’s Office..

Minor was arrested by the Sallisaw Police Department, and the incident took place while Minor was off duty. Minor faces a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

The Sheriff’s Office statement reads, “The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office strictly adheres to the principle that any employees in a law enforcement profession, whether it be a detention officer, deputy or police officer are expected to regard themselves as a member of an important an honored profession and should conduct themselves to the highest ethical standard of that profession.”

Minor has been suspended without pay until the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office concludes its own internal investigation on Friday.

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