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Clayton officer charged in road rage incident, victim speaks to FOX 5

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A warrant has been released on a Clayton County police officer facing charges in Henry County.

Henry County police charged Thomas Sheats with simple battery, simple assault and disorderly conduct in connection with a road rage incident while off-duty Sunday.

Sheats was put on leave without pay.

Police say Sheats bumped driver Michele Griffith, spewed obscenities at her, and spit in her face.

Sheats was driving his personal vehicle when the incident occurred.

Officer Sheats turned himself in to Sheriff’s Deputy’s at the Henry County Jail.

FOX 5 George Franco spoke with Griffith on Friday night.

Griffith showed us damage to her car which she says is minor compared to mental anguish she endured.

Griffith said the bumping activity went on for about three miles with Sheats blaring his horn and swerving in and out of traffic.

In an effort to escape, Griffith pulled into a strip mall and parked between two cars in front of a pizza place.

“I do want to press charges and go further,” said Griffith. “I want there to be consequences that equate to what he's done.”

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