David Tyler Gibson
Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Douglas County deputy arrested, fired after allegedly buying alcohol for minors

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office put one of its own behind bars, officials said. 

David Tyler Gibson, a former deputy, is accused of drug possession and “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” in connection with two arrests.  

Capt. John Sweat, a sheriff’s office investigator, said Gibson, 22, had been employed by the department for about three years. 

The sheriff’s office received a report of an assault at a location in Douglasville on Aug. 4, officials said in a statement. The details of the reported assault are not clear. 


Patrol Deputy Arrested: On August 4th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault at an...

Posted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Georgia) on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

During the investigation, Douglas officials learned that Gibson had allegedly provided alcohol to three people under the age of 21. 

He was arrested Thursday and charged with four counts of furnishing alcohol to persons under the age of 21 and the one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

Gibson was released on a bond of $1,000 per count and was fired Friday, officials said. 

Following his termination, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant in Douglasville. That led to Gibson being arrested once more on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

He was again booked into the Douglas jail and released on a $4,500 bond. 

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