McIntosh Co. Sheriff’s deputy charged with assaulting women in cuffs


According to a release from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, on February 22 around 5:30pm deputies responded to a disturbance call in a parking lot in North Darien. Upon arrival on the scene, deputies encountered a female causing a disturbance in the parking lot area of a store and attempted to arrest her for Public Intoxication.

During the arrest, the female was injured. She was transported and admitted to the emergency room.

Sheriff Stephen Jessup reviewed deputy body cameras of the incident and indicated several violations of state law and agency policy. Sheriff Jessup terminated the offending deputy, Mark Gibson, and requested assistance from the GBI to investigate the incident.

Warrants were issued for Gibson on Aggravated Battery and Violation of Oath of Office.

Gibson turned himself in to the McIntosh County Detention Center on February 26.

The GBI investigation is still ongoing.

Photo: McIntosh County Sheriff's Office