According to Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry, the two deputies involved in an ATV accident in early May, have both resigned from their positions.
Deputy Ryan Nicholas Loubet and detention officer Steven Scott Griffin were both placed on paid leave by Henry after the accident pending the outcome of an investigation into the accidental four-wheeler death of Griffin’s wife.
“In lieu of everything they both resigned. They just thought it was the best thing to do at this time. Both of them are good kids and this is just a tragic situation that happened. They both just thought it would be good to get a fresh start,” stated Henry in an interview Wednesday afternoon.
According to District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit of Georgia, Pete Skandalakis, no charges have been filed against either of the men at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.
Reports by the Georgia State Patrol indicated that Brittany Griffin, a 2007 graduate of Heard County High School, fell off the back of a four-wheeler in the accident which occurred at around 9:15 p.m. on May 2 near Smokey and Corinth Roads in Coweta County.
Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further updates on the pending case.
(Editor’s Note: This article originally stated that the two men were both deputies. It has been corrected to reflect the Griffin was in fact a detention officer and not a deputy. We apologize for the mistake)