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ATLANTA (AP) - A former northwest Georgia sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges that he obstructed a civil rights investigation involving a woman who accused a judge of propositioning her for sex.
U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates on Wednesday announced the indictment of former Murray County sheriff's Deputy Joshua Lamar Greeson of Chatsworth.
Greeson's lawyer, Ed Marger, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his client will plead not guilty and will cooperate with investigators.
Prosecutors said Greeson is accused of lying to Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents regarding the arrest of Angela Garmley on methamphetamine charges. Yates said GBI agents later learned the drugs had been planted on her car by someone else, but not Greeson.
Garmley had accused Murray County Chief Magistrate Bryant Cochran of propositioning her. The judge denied the allegation and resigned.
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