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Richmond County deputy accused of hitting peer with flashlight

From left: Brandon Keathley and Nicholas Nunes
From left: Brandon Keathley and Nicholas Nunes(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 4:47 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Richmond County deputy accused of hitting another deputy who was performing CPR on a person at a gas station has been indicted.

Deputy Brandon Keathley has been indicted on aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a peace officer charges.

The charges stem from a February incident involving fellow Deputy Nicholas Nunes. Both were at the scene of a deadly shooting at the gas station on Peach Orchard Road.

At that shooting scene, documents say Keathley hit Nunes over the head with a flashlight, according to authorities.

Nunes had to have staples put into his head. Keathley, meanwhile, was suspended for 30 days while Nunes received a written reprimand.

Nunes no longer works at the sheriff’s agency.

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