Allegations revealed in Decatur co. prison investigation - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Allegations revealed in Decatur co. prison investigation

Former prison warden Elijah McCoy Former prison warden Elijah McCoy
An investigation began after former and current prison employees made allegations against then-warden McCoy. An investigation began after former and current prison employees made allegations against then-warden McCoy.
County Administrator Alan Thomas County Administrator Alan Thomas
DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) -

Decatur County authorities said their investigation into the county prison uncovered problems with the former warden's management.

The investigation began in July after former and current employees made allegations against then-warden Elijah McCoy.

The county administrator said during interviews, which were not under oath, employees claimed McCoy used county-owned vehicles for personal use and had an affair with an officer at the prison.

McCoy resigned before the investigation was completed.

Decatur County Administrator Alan Thomas said, “Had Mr. McCoy not resigned, there would have been some disciplinary action taken on an administrative level. As a result of his resignation, there is no need to pursue that course of action.”

Thomas said the county has no plans to ask the district attorney to review their investigation or start one of his own.

Two deputy wardens will continue to run the correctional institute. 

Copyright  2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:32:15 GMT

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>
  • "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:32:57 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>
  • Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:46:19 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly