COLUMBUS, Ga. – A former Muscogee County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a person in custody.

Sheriff John Darr confirms that 42-year-old Marcus Kennedy was working at the Muscogee County Jail when the incident occurred. He says Kennedy has since been fired.

Marcus Kennedy was arrested and charged with violation of oath of public office and sexual assault of a person in custody.

Kennedy is being held in the Harris County Jail.