A federal grand jury indicted a former Bryan County sheriff’s lieutenant on charges of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice.
According to the press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the six-count indictment charges 48-year-old Kevin Bennett Holt with criminal civil rights violations for tasing a female arrestee on two occasions and for tasing two male inmates during incidents in September 2010 and November 2010.
The indictment specifically charges Holt with deprivation of rights under color of law, falsifying a written statement and lying to the FBI.
If convicted, the civil rights charges each carry a 10-year sentence. The false statement carries a maximum of 20 years and the charge of lying to the FBI carries up to five years. Each count also carries a possible fine of up to $250,000.
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