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Jailer arrested for pointing gun

May 13, 2008

Albany -- A Dougherty County Sheriff's Detention Officer is arrested for pointing a gun at a woman and accusing her of using voodoo.

29 year old Cantausha Mitchell is charged with aggravated assault. Police say she waved a pistol at Tyguanna Saunders about 7:30 Monday night on Dunes Avenue.

Saunders told Police she was helping Mitchell's mother move, when Mitchell pulled a gun and accused her of " using roots"a slang term for voodoo or witchcraft.

Mitchell is suspended without pay by the Sheriff's Office pending the outcome of her case.

Tuesday afternoon she was still being held in the Dougherty County Jail, where she worked.

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