Cpl. Christopher Parton
Photo: Floyd County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Floyd County Sheriff’s Office

Georgia deputy fired for ‘conduct unbecoming’; others under investigation

A Floyd County deputy was fired and others are being investigated about an incident that happened in early June, authorities said. 

Cpl. Christopher Parton’s employment with the Floyd sheriff’s office was terminated for “conduct unbecoming a deputy,” officials said. He had been with the sheriff’s office since June 2007, according to the agency’s website. 

The details of the incident that led to Parton’s termination are unclear. Floyd Chief Deputy Tommy McGuire confirmed the incident happened June 3 when Parton was transporting 20-year-old Eric Jermaine Montgomery Jr. to the jail. 

Other deputies are also under investigation in connection with the same incident, McGuire said. 

Montgomery is held in the Floyd jail on charges of willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, criminal trespass, second-degree criminal damage to property, public drunk, disorderly conduct, felony escape, cruelty to children, obstruction of an officer and battery.

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