GBI Arrests 3 Richmond Co. Sheriff’s Deputies for Battery, Violation of Oath of Office

The GBI has arrested and charged Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Quincy Cannon, age 31, Andrew Acosta, age 25, and Robert Wilson, age 45, on charges stemming from an incident that happened at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and after an officer involved shooting involving Vernon Cratic, age 34.   

Cratic is the subject in an officer involved shooting incident that happened November 10, 2022, in Richmond County.  The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate after Cratic disclosed to GBI agents that he was physically assaulted by deputies after the officer involved shooting incident. 

The GBI investigation revealed that Cratic was struck in the face and stomach while handcuffed in the elevator at the Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Cratic was slammed against an exterior wall of the Sheriff’s Office while handcuffed and being escorted into the building. 

The three deputies have been charged with the following & booked into the Richmond County Jail: 

  1. Quincy Cannon, age 31 – Battery and Violation of Oath of Office
  2. Andrew Acosta, age 25 – Simple Battery and Violation of Oath of Office
  3. Robert Wilson, age 45 – Violation of Oath of Office 

The GBI investigation is ongoing.  Once the case is done, the case file will be given to the Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  

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