Scottsboro police officer charged with aggravated assault, child abuse

Northeast Alabama

(Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — A Scottsboro police officer was arrested Monday on assault and child abuse charges, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO).

Jail records show Ryan Benton Manning, 33, of Scottsboro, was charged with aggravated assault and willful abuse of a child.

Manning was booked into the Jackson County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

JCSO Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen stated the incident was investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) with a grand jury returning both charges.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said they began investigating at the request of Scottsboro Police on Oct. 28.

The investigation was sent to the Alabama 38th Judicial Circuit for consideration by the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

A request was made for a special prosecutor in the case, and Madison County Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann was chosen.

Gann presented the case to a Jackson County Grand Jury on Dec. 8.

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