JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a sheriff's deputy accused of slapping a handcuffed inmate has been indicted on assault and official misconduct charges.

The agency statement released Wednesday says a Washington County Grand Jury returned three indictments against Lt. Edwin "Eddie" Graybeal, son of Sheriff Ed Graybeal.

News outlets report the charges stem from a November 2018 confrontation that was recorded on another deputy's body-worn camera. Eddie Graybeal is accused of hitting an inmate who another deputy reported had become combative while being arrested. Chief Deputy Leighta Laitinen said Eddie Graybeal self-reported the slap, and was given a written reprimand.

State prosecutors asked the Nashville District Attorney's General Conference to appoint a special prosecutor to review the case in September. It was brought to TBI for investigation that month.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.