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Bibb County deputy Clayton Sutton fired

A controversial Bibb County deputy, involved in two shootings, has been fired.


Late Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff David Davis told 13WMAZ's Randall Savage that he fired Deputy Clayton Sutton last Friday.

He says Sutton was fired for insubordination and failure to follow orders.

In December 2012, Sutton fatally shot Sammie "Junebug" Davis Jr. outside a Macon Kroger.

The GBI and in-house investigations said the shooting was justified. They said Davis was mentally ill and attacked Sutton in the store parking lot.

But many activists weren't satisfied. At the time, 13WMAZ reported that Sutton had a history of suspensions and complaints from the public, including allegations of excessive force.

He also fired shots at two suspects and a dog during a foot chase through a Macon neighborhood in March. Davis says Sutton was ordered not to have any contact with the public while the GBI investigated that recent shooting.

But he says Sutton ignored that and recently made a traffic stop and handcuffed the driver.

Davis says Sutton has the right to appeal his firing under civil service laws.

He said the deputy's track record with Macon police didn't factor into the firing. The two departments merged Jan. 1.

The sheriff said the GBI has not yet completed its investigation of the March case.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates.


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