Georgia police chief arrested on charges of aggravated assault

A Georgia police chief was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Arlington Police Chief Cora Baker was arrested following a Baker County Grand Jury indictment on Dec. 3. She has been booked into the Calhoun County jail.

The GBI was asked Baker County Sheriff Dana Meade to investigate a domestic violence/aggravated assault incident involving Baker and Timothy Hatten in March of 2019. At the time of the incident, Baker was employed as a deputy by the Terrell County Sheriff’s Office.

A Baker County Grand Jury also indicted Hatten for Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment, and Battery (Family Violence). Hatten is currently in the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections for an unrelated probation violation offense.

This investigation was turned over to the South Georgia Judicial Circuit where it will be prosecuted.