Deputy Indicted In Death Of Another Deputy’s Wife
Former Douglas County Deputy Chris Black To Surrender Soon

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — A former Douglas County deputy will soon surrender to his former co-workers. 

A grand jury handed up an indictment against him Friday. 

Chris Black is charged with both felony and misdemeanor vehicular homicide in the death of another deputy’s wife. 

Black was responding to a robbery call in November when officials say he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into Tammy Barnwell’s car head on, killing her instantly. 

Officials say Black didn’t have his emergency lights or his siren on. 

Black’s attorney, Mike Puglise, said his client extended his remorse. He said if Black could take it back he would. 

Black is expected to turn himself in within a few days. 

The sheriff said Black will also be fired.

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