A Wayne County deputy has been laid to rest.
The funeral took place at Third New Hope Baptist Church for Bryant Searcy, a Wayne County sheriff’s corporal who worked at the jail downtown. The 50 year old Searcy was attacked and beaten by a prisoner the night of September 2nd. The cell door of Deandre Williams was left unlocked, allowing him to get out and kill Searcy in a bitter struggle. An investigation continues. Williams is held without bond.