Deputy accused of choking wife faces aggravated assault charge

Jayson Kenneth Randle  (Credit: Bibb County Sheriff's Office)

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Jayson Kenneth Randle (Credit: Bibb County Sheriff's Office)

A Middle Georgia sheriff’s deputy with 16 years of service is facing aggravated assault and battery charges in connection with alleged family violence.

Jayson Kenneth Randle, 40, of the Bibb County sheriff’s office is accused of choking his 31-year-old wife, Tracey Paulette Randle, until she felt like she was about to pass out, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Macon Telegraph.

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a reported “physical domestic” incident that had happened at Randle’s home on Grand Avenue, the newspaper reported.

Jayson Randle, who reportedly weighs 210 pounds, allegedly pushed his wife against a wall and threw her to the floor during the attack.

Tracey Randle was left with a swollen elbow and bruises on her neck, the Telegraph reported.

The deputy was booked into the Houston County jail and posted a $5,780 bond late Monday afternoon.

Randle's future with the department was not immediately known, and while the Bibb County sheriff's public affairs office confirmed to the Telegraph that Randle is a deputy on the roster, he could not be reached for comment.
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