Former deputy gets judicial diversion in pepper spray incident

5:48 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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A former Monroe County deputy will likely not spend time behind bars, after being accused of using pepper spray on an inmate.

Randy Carter claimed deputies John Wilburn and Thomas Darian Goodman pepper sprayed him in the face while he was restrained in the county jail.
 
A judge granted pre-trial diversion for Wilburn this week, meaning if he pays court costs and keeps his record clean for the next three months, the charges could be dropped.  His judicial diversion period is shorter than normal, based on his good behavior and cooperation during the investigation.

Wilburn was originally charged with official oppression.

The other deputy, Darian Goodman, is currently deployed overseas in Afghanistan, and is scheduled for court in late July when he gets back.

The two resigned three days after the allegations.

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