Suspended Glynn County police Lt. Robert Corey Sasser, was found dead in his truck after fleeing a scene where his estranged wife, Katie Kettles Sasser and her boyfriend, John Hall Jr., were found shot to death on Thursday.
First Coast News has learned that Sasser had a troubled past:
- In 2010, he shot and killed 35-year-old unarmed mother of two Caroline Small. He and the other officer on scene did not go to check on the woman, making statements that she was dead because her "head exploded." She would go on to live a week more on life support until she was taken off.
- In May of 2018, Sasser was arrested following a domestic incident where he showed up at his estranged wife's house and threatened to kill her and her boyfriend, John Hall Jr., after a dispute over a vehicle.
- Sasser violated his probation following that domestic incident arrest just days later and was arrested again. During that arrest, he was barred from contact with his estranged wife. He was supposed to seek psychiatric help and have all his weapons locked up in a safe. Additionally, he was blocked from entering Glynn County and was supposed to go live with his sister in Alabama.
- On Tuesday, Sasser went to Moondoggy's restaurant and saw his wife and made gun gestures with his hands. According to a police report, Katie Kettles Sasser waited until she knew that Corey Sasser was gone before she left the restaurant.
- On Thursday night, around 9 p.m. in McIntosh County, Georgia, Sasser was seen leaving the scene where John Hall Jr. and his estranged wife were found shot dead. Law enforcement officers followed Sasser in a pursuit to his home in Brunswick, Georgia and after a multi-house standoff with SWAT attempting to get Sasser out of his vehicle, they found him dead inside the truck.