Georgia deputy arrested, fired after off-duty confrontation at gas station

Albert James Jordan (Credit: Macon Telegraph)

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Albert James Jordan (Credit: Macon Telegraph)

A Middle Georgia deputy was fired after being accused of choking and pulling a gun on a gas station customer, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Albert James Jordan, 51, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, the Macon Telegraph reported.

The incident happened Saturday when Jordan, who was off duty and in plain clothes, saw 25-year-old Michael Hodges buy tobacco without showing his identification at a gas station store, the newspaper reported.

Jordan told Hodges he was a sheriff’s deputy and that Hodges could not buy tobacco or alcohol without showing his ID, according to the report from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

When Hodges went outside the store to call his mother, he saw Jordan’s fiance in a truck and told the woman “he would break her truck windows if she didn’t get Deputy Jordan because he was going to hurt him,” according to the report.

Hodges told investigators the deputy “grabbed him by his neck, pushed him up against the glass by the booth ... ” and pointed a gun at him, the report said.

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