Spalding County deputy fired after being accused of sexually assaulting inmate

A man employed as a detention deputy for the Spalding County Sheriff's Office has been arrested and fired after being accused of sexual assault, according to a press release.

A Spalding County jail inmate told staff that 22-year-old Quentin M. Morgan had entered his room and assaulted him. Investigators from the Office of Professional Standards immediately responded and began an investigation.

They interviewed the inmate, reviewed video footage, and gathered other evidence.

Morgan reportedly waived his Miranda rights and agreed to an interview where he allegedly confessed to the crimes.

He was fired, arrested, and booked into jail. He is facing charges of violation of oath of office, sexual assault and sodomy.

Morgan is being held in the Spalding County Jail on no bond.


Sheriff Darrell Dix wrote in a press release: 

"When speaking with the judge, we requested that Morgan be denied bond. He broke the law; he will be held accountable and face the consequences." 

A woman from Guntersville, Alabama who identified herself as the inmate’s mother talked with FOX 5:

"I mean, I’m just in shock. When my son calls me, I can’t talk to him for five minutes, you know, less than five minutes about the situation and he starts crying. I put down the phone and I start crying. So, it’s been a week, that’s probably why my eyes are half closed, is because a week of crying." 

Quentin Morgan fired from Coweta County Sheriff's Office, records show

Morgan was hired by the sheriff's office in April 2024.  FOX 5 has learned Quintin Morgan was fired from the Coweta County Jail just last March during his probationary period as a new hire. Officials say he was investigated for escorting an inmate into a secure area against department policy.

The sheriff's office released the following statement:

"Quentin Morgan was terminated by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office on March 11, 2024, after failing to meet Coweta County Sheriff’s Office performance standards during his 12-month working test period. There were no allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Morgan while working in the Coweta County Detention Center."

Morgan was fired in March by Coweta County; the Spading Sheriff’s Office says he had hired him in April.