Telfair County deputy arrested after GBI investigation

A Telfair County deputy has been arrested after being accused of several crimes, including tampering with evidence.
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MCRAE-HELENA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Telfair County deputy has been arrested after being accused of several crimes, including tampering with evidence.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on May 20, the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI investigate potential misconduct of 35-year-old deputy John Degolyer.

The investigation revealed Degolyer had tampered with evidence during his duties and also that he paid for sexual acts while off duty.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is urged to call the GBI Eastman field office at 478-374-6988. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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