Former Murray County deputy Josh Greeson pleaded guilty today to one count of aiding and abetting the obstruction of justice for lying to investigators looking into the unlawful arrest of Angie Garmley in August.
As a result of the plea he agreed to help prosecutors in the investigation of former magistrate Judge Bryant Cochran.
Cochran resigned under a state ethics investigation in August after Garmley accused him of soliciting her for sex in his chambers.
The day before Cochran resigned, Garmley was pulled over by Greeson and charged with possession of meth.
But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found the drugs had been planted on Garmley. Greeson and Capt. Michael Henderson were then fired from the Murray County Sheriff’s office.
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Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...