A captain at the youth detention center in Augusta, Ga., has been suspended as part of an investigation into the death of a 19-year-old inmate Nov. 8, The Augusta Chronicle reported. Jade Holder died of blunt force trauma to the head after being beaten the previous day inside the YDC. Another inmate, 17-year-old Michael Jarod Everidge, was charged with Holder’s murder.
Department of Juvenile Justice spokesperson Emily Gest told The Chronicle the captain was suspended with pay pending an investigation into possible misconduct. The department did not release the captain’s name or specify the misconduct.
Everidge did not show up for a scheduled bond hearing Friday. Officials had no explanation for why Everidge did not appear at the hearing.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues their criminal investigation in the case. The DJJ is investigating policies and procedures at the YDC.
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