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Baby nearly killed by flash bang grenade: Georgia drug agent charged with lying to judge - TomoNews

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HABERSHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA — Former Georgia deputy Nikki Autry, 29, has been charged with making false statements to a judge under oath that led to a 'no knock' drug raid that saw a toddler almost killed by a flash-bang grenade. Autry, a former deputy sheriff and special agent with the Habersham County Mountain Judicial Circuit Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team, or NCIS, was indicted by a Federal grand jury on July 22, 2015 for her role in the raid that resulted in a toddler being gravely injured. The incident occurred in May 2014 when Bounkham Phonesavanh and his wife Alecia were staying at a relative's home in Habersham County following a fire at their home in Wisconsin. The couple's then 19-month-old son was gravely wounded in the anti-narcotics raid by a flash grenade that landed in his crib, causing massive injuries to his face and chest. The FBI investigation found that Autry provided false statements to a judge in order to obtain the search and arrest warrants and without those statements, there was no probable cause for the raid that occurred in the early morning hours of May 27, 2014. Autry had claimed one of her informants had purchased a small amount of amphetamines at a residence in Habersham County and that the property was guarded. A Federal investigation determined that there was no police surveillance verifying the purchase by the informant, that the informant was known to be unreliable and that the number of occupants at the residence had not been established before the raid. Autry, who resigned following the incident, was charged with four counts of violating civil rights. The Phonesavanh family has since moved back to Wisconsin where their son is recovering following multiple reconstructive surgeries. Initial reports claimed Habersham County initially refused to pay the child's medical bills, but later settled with the family for $1 million. Autry's motivation for making the false statements that led to the raid remain unknown. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus