The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested the Chief Deputy of a South Georgia Sheriff’s Office following a request for investigation by the sitting Sheriff.
Worth County Sheriff Don Whittaker asked the GBI to investigate a domestic incident that recently happened at Drennen’s home. Worth County is just west of Tifton.
60-year-old Worth County Chief Deputy Raymond Drennen was arrested on November 15, 2021 on charges of Violation of Oath by Public Officer, one count of Terroristic Threats and Acts, and one count of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree.
Drennen was taken to the Worth County Jail. This criminal investigation is active and ongoing, so additional details are not available at this time.
Local media outlets reported that Sheriff Whittaker commented that Drennen is no longer employed with the Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080.