Former Laurens County deputy arrested in kidnapping case

The Georgia Bureau of investigation arrested a former Laurens County sheriff's deputy in connection with a kidnapping and assault case. 

Chris Chappell, 53, is accused of being a party to a crime in which his step-sons allegedly kidnapped their mother and assaulted another woman on Jan. 15 in Washington County, according to a GBI news release.

The step-sons, Coley and Bailey Brantley, were arrested in Washington County the day of the crime. 

After an investigation, a state grand jury indicted Chappell. 

Chappell is charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, burglary in the first degree, perjury, violation of oath, and family violence

Chappell was the a deputy sheriff in Laurens County at the time of the alleged kidnapping. 

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