Woman allegedly dragged 67 feet by Clayton firefighter

A Clayton County firefighter spent a night in the Henry County Jail, following an altercation he had with a female.

"It was the worst night of my life," said Jessy Jean-Marie Bethel.

Bethel, 26, declined further comment on the incident that resulted in his arrest.

He appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court, Wednesday, before Judge Wesley J. Shannon.

McDonough police arrested the firefighter, Tuesday, at 10:58 p.m., and he was charged with aggravated assault and reckless driving.

Bethel, according to a criminal arrest warrant, "committed the act of aggravated assault when he knowingly [dragged] the victim from his motor vehicle at a high rate of speed, for a distance of 67 feet. The offender did use the vehicle as a weapon. In addition, the offender also committed the act of reckless driving when he drove the vehicle at a high rate of speed down the wrong side of the roadway in a neighborhood."

Judge Shannon reduced the aggravated assault charge to reckless conduct, and set Bethel's bond at $1,048. Bethel posted bond and was released from jail.