Forsyth County Georgia Sheriff's Office
|Dates of Service||March 2020 to May 2021|
|Last Known Status||Separated|
Doraville Georgia Police Department
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
2018 Attempted Entry
In 2018, Bryant was accused of trying to enter a neighbor's house through a window.
Bryant tampered with a bedroom window lock and entered the home of a classmate.
The incident was captured on video.
The homeowner filed a report with the police department.
Police investigated but the case was unresolved.
On March 1, 2023, Bryant was charged with first-degree burglary.
In November 2021, Bryant was off-duty when he made a gun shape with his hand and pointed it at an on-duty officer. Bryant told the officer to, "keep your head on a swivel".
Bryant was suspended for two days.
2022 Death of Susana Morales
On July 26, 2022, 16-year-old Susana Morales went missing.
On February 6, 2023, Morales' remains were located.
It was alleged that Bryant dumped Morales' body in the woods.
On February 13, 2023, Bryant was charged with concealing the death of another and false reporting of a crime. Police suspect Bryant of rape, murder, and other felonies.
In February, Bryant was fired.
On February 22, 2023, Bryant was charged with felony murder and kidnapping. The gun that Bryant had reported stolen was found "in close proximity" to Morales' remains.
In March 2023, a grand jury indicted Bryant on malice murder, felony murder, kidnapping, and false report of a crime.  Malice murder is Georgia's most serious murder charge and Bryant faces up to life in prison or the death penalty.
2022 Policy Violation
On October 2, 2022, Bryant was dispatched to a report of a runaway child. Bryant did not finish the report for three days.
Federal law requires a report to be finished within two hours in such a case.
Bryant was written up for the incident.
2022 Attempted Entry
In December 2022, Bryant "may have tried to enter" an acquaintance's house.
The incident is under investigation.
- Warrant application: Georgia officer 'dumped' missing 16-year-old girl's body in woods, FOX 5 Atlanta, 2023-02-14
- Marlene Lenthang, Fired Georgia police officer charged with murder and kidnapping in death of 16-year-old Susana Morales, NBC News, 2023-02-22
- Former officer accused of killing 16-year-old charged with break-in at yet another woman’s home, WSB-TV, 2023-03-03
- Officer arrested in 16-year-old girl’s death had been disciplined for mishandling missing child case, WSB-TV, 2023-02-17
- Ex-Doraville Police officer indicted for murder in death of 16-year-old girl, 11 Alive, 2023-03-24
- 2021 Georgia Code, Justia