March 15-- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is being asked to investigate the alleged beating of a 16-year-old boy by Wheeler County Sheriff Randy Rigdon and two of his deputies.
According to a statement released by the sheriff, Monday night about ten p.m. the sheriff asked the boy what he was doing in a Glenwood neighborhood where several cars were broken into over the weekend. He said Cameron Brockington smelled of alcohol and marijuana and ran. The sheriff said the boy fought when he was apprehended and was treated by EMS at the scene and required no medical attention.
The boy's mother told a different story to WMAZ-TV in Macon. She said her son got stitches, staples and suffered an eye injury. Yolanda Brockington said her son was walking home from a friend's house and was not resisting nor fighting back.
He faces four counts of obstructing an officer and possession of drugs.
District Attorney Tim Vaughn has requested a GBI investigation.