Fort Oglethorpe officer suspended after police searched officer's home

Fort Oglethorpe officer suspended after police searched officer's home

October 16th, 2018 by Tyler Jett in Breaking News

This story was updated Oct. 16, 2018, at 11:32 p.m. with more information.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief Mike Helton announced Tuesday afternoon that he had suspended an officer after police searched the officer's home.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Catoosa County Sheriff's Office conducted the search at Sage Brush Lane in Rossville. Helton did not provide the details of the criminal allegation or identify who the officer was. The officer was placed on administrative leave.

A local GBI special agent referred the Times Free Press to the bureau's child exploitation and computer crimes unit.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at the home of a Fort Oglethorpe police officer Tuesday.

Lindsay Marchant, assistant special agent in charge with the GBI's Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, declined to identify the officer or any other potential suspects in the case. She said the officer does not live alone.

"It's still ongoing," Marchant said. "We're still determining who may or may not be involved."