published Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Catoosa County sheriff’s deputy fired

A Catoosa County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy was fired on Wednesday for violating departmental policy, authorities said.

Deputy Stephen Crossen has been employed with the sheriff’s office for 5 1/2 years, said Sheriff Phil Summers in a news release.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating Crossen to make sure he didn’t break the law by having a relationship with a juvenile female, said Special Agent in Charge Jerry Scott.

Summers said some news sources reported that Crossen has been arrested, but he hasn’t been arrested and it isn’t likely.

If there are criminal allegations made against Crossen the sheriff’s office will request an outside agency to investigate, Summers said.

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