After one woman accused then-Bibb County sheriff’s deputy Jeffery Brian Prestridge of physical abuse,
several more came forward.
The women were afraid, even after Prestridge was locked up, that he’d hurt them or their loved ones, prosecutor Nancy Scott Malcor said at a Wednesday court hearing where Prestridge pleaded guilty to the abuse.
Malcor said most of the women Prestridge dated between 2013 and 2015 didn’t know each other. The allegations each of the women brought forward were similar. They described being choked in an arm hold, struck, kicked and having their lives threatened.
Prestridge, 35, was hired by the former Macon Police Department in 2013 after being medically discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps due to a blood clotting disorder. He became a Bibb County deputy after the police department and sheriff’s office merged in 2014.
He was fired on the same day he was
arrested in February 2016 after being found in violation of sheriff’s office policies.
You’re about to find out more about bullies than you ever bargained for.
Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms to Prestridge
Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, aggravated assault, family violence-related aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of cruelty to children.
Malcor described him as “the worst kind of bully because he hid behind a badge” while telling one of the women not to report him after he broke one of her ribs and choked her, saying no one would believe her because he was a deputy.
He threatened to shoot up the house of another girlfriend while she and her child were inside and to arrest her if he saw her driving alone, Malcor said.
Because of his training, “he should have known better,” Malcor said.
In sentencing Prestridge to 20 years, half of them in prison, Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms also called Prestridge a “bully with a badge.”
“You were supposed to be the guy that got between (the abused women) and somebody like you,” the judge said. “You weren’t supposed to be the one hitting, choking, kicking and threatening these women.
“You’re about to find out more about bullies than you ever bargained for,” he said.
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I will reiterate what I have said in the past
The average cop has more in common with wife beaters, bullies and rapists than they do with the common citizen
They have chosen the profession that they are in for a reason
And that reason is control
The same thing that motivates the predators above
They have a gun for a reason
And they have handcuffs for a reason
Don’t listen to them and find yourself under their control
Think I am exaggerating?
Well read on:
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