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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

OMEGA, GA (WALB) –An investigation involving the police chief in Omega is under way after he allegedly broke an inmates nose at the Tift county jail.

Walter Young was arrested Friday and charged with one count aggravated assault.

The Tift County Sheriff's office asked the GBI to investigate allegations that Young assaulted an inmate in custody at the Tift County Jail.

The inmate had been arrested by the Omega Police Department for shoplifting.

After that suspect was injured, the chief drove him away from the jail and released him.

Chief Young was booked into the Crisp County detention center.

We couldn't reach anyone at the Omega police department when we called to find out Chief Young's job status.

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