On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Wilbur Bryant, age 52, for simple battery (misdemeanor), bribery (felony), and 2 counts of violation of oath of office (felony). Bryant is a former Lieutenant at the Fort Valley State University Police Department.
On Monday, April 23, 2018, the GBI was requested by the Peach County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation in reference to allegations of sexual misconduct by Bryant. The allegations were made by a former student of FVSU who had contact with Bryant during a previous incident.
During the investigation, it was learned Bryant went to the student’s residence some time after the incident, while in uniform, and made physical contact with the student without her consent. After this contact, Bryant called the student and made numerous explicit sexual comments while on the phone.
Bryant resigned from the FVSU Police Department on Saturday, April 21, 2018. He turned himself in to the Peach County Sheriff’s Office.