Created: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 02:16:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 02:36:20 EST
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist in investigating allegations of assault against State Sen. David Lucas.
In a statement released Friday, Davis said he has "the utmost confidence in the unbiased fact-gathering skills of the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division; however, (I) feel the alleged victims and alleged suspects in this case would best be served with the assistance of an outside agency."
Davis also said he is confident the facts will be gathered as swiftly as possible and presented to prosecutors to determine whether charges will be brought in the case.
Davis is accused by Kinya Miller of putting his hands around the throat of her 14-year-old autistic son and pushing him outside of a campaign rally party on Wednesday.
Miller is the daughter of Terry Tripp, who is running for the Macon-Bibb County Consolidated District 3 seat against Elaine Lucas, a current Macon City Council member and the wife of David Lucas.
The husband, State Sen. David Lucas, denied he ever laid hands on the youth.
Miller said the incident occurred outside the "Commission District 3 Family Neighborhood Party," Wednesday evening at the Lakeview Club Ballroon.
Miller said she thought the party sounded like an open, community event and she dropped off her son, Chase King, and his sister to get some food.
The Lucases son, Lenny, stopped the two and told them to leave, that the event was a party for the supporters of Elaine Lucas's campaign.
When Miller arrived to pick them up, a confrontation ensued outside the ballroom. Lucas has reportedly said he came out of the hall to find his son with his shirt off, ready to fight one of Miller's sons.
He told WGXA that he stepped between them to keep it from happening but didn't touch anyone.
Miller said Lucas "came out of nowhere," grabbed her son by the throat and pushed him with his other hand.