Abbeville officer arrested

Davy Jones (Source: City of Abbeville)
Davy Jones (Source: City of Abbeville)

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ABBEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - An Abbeville police officer has found himself on the opposite side of the law, arrested for allegedly choking a juvenile until he passed out.

The incident took place in the early morning hours of Saturday according to the Henry County Sheriff's office.

Investigators say Davy Jones, 22, was off duty when he assaulted the 15-year-old boy.

The victim's mother signed a warrant Monday morning and Jones turned himself in to authorities.

Jones was charged with reckless endangerment and posted a $500.00 bond.

Abbeville Police Chief Mike Jones placed the officer on administrative leave without pay until further notice. He said the city would continue to seek updates from the Sheriff's Department and would make futher decisions when the investigation is completed.

Jones faces up to one year in jail and a $6,000 fine.

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