Former Murray County deputy indicted...

Former Murray County deputy indicted Josh Greeson

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Murray

United States

#1 Jan 9, 2013
Murray

United States

#2 Jan 9, 2013
Murray

United States

#3 Jan 9, 2013
RESIDENT

United States

#5 Jan 9, 2013
Just the beginning wrote:
A former Murray County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted by a federal grand jury for obstructing a pending civil rights investigation while he was still working at the sheriff’s office.
Joshua Lamar Greeson, 25, of Chatsworth, is scheduled to be arraigned today at 2 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Walter E. Johnson.
The federal grand jury indicted Greeson on Thursday on charges of breaching the public trust and concealing information, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s office in Atlanta.
Then-sheriff Howard Ensley fired Greeson and a supervisor related to former Chief Magistrate Bryant Cochran after allegations concerning the drug arrest of a woman who accused Cochran of sexual misconduct.
“According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court, on Aug. 14, 2012, then Murray County Sheriff's department deputy Joshua Greeson performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in Murray County, Georgia,” according to the press release.“During the traffic stop, Greeson found methamphetamine in a metal can hidden under the driver’s side rear wheel well of the vehicle. After locating the drugs, Greeson arrested both the front seat passenger who owned the vehicle and the driver. Shortly thereafter, GBI agents received information that the drugs had been planted under the vehicle by another individual (not Greeson) in order to falsely inculpate the vehicle owner.”
The release states that when GBI agents interviewed Greeson on Aug. 23, 2012, he allegedly lied about information he had previously received “concerning a lookout on this vehicle.”
“Agents later learned that Greeson had deleted information relevant to the investigation from his cellphone,” the release states.
The charges each carry a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Such a shame to ruin a career
injun

United States

#6 Jan 9, 2013
RESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text>Such a shame to ruin a career
better his career ruined than the life of the person that he attempted to destroy.
RESIDENT

United States

#7 Jan 9, 2013
injun wrote:
<quoted text>better his career ruined than the life of the person that he attempted to destroy.
You are correct. I did not mean to imply anything different. I did not finish my post as I should have. He has ruined his life and career but thankfully he was caught along with the others and did not accomplish the crime of destroying the life of Ms Garmley. I can't understand how anyone can do this and effect so many lives . I pray justice is served.
No Pity on him

Summerville, GA

#8 Jan 9, 2013
RESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text>Such a shame to ruin a career
The age old question?..Is the Reward equal to the risk?

He determined it was and took the risk and lost.

I mean would you commit Felonies for free?..I mean..Would you?

The answer, if you are honest is...No.

I dont think these experienced Law officers did either.
There was reward involved..what it was?..who knows?

But they took the gamble and rolled the dice.........and lost.
naven johnson

Decatur, TN

#9 Jan 9, 2013
injun wrote:
<quoted text>better his career ruined than the life of the person that he attempted to destroy.
He wasn't charged with planting the drugs. He was basically charged for lieing to the GBI the same reason he was fired.
Murray

United States

#10 Jan 9, 2013
naven johnson wrote:
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He wasn't charged with planting the drugs. He was basically charged for lieing to the GBI the same reason he was fired.
There is more to come people
RESIDENT

United States

#11 Jan 9, 2013
No Pity on him wrote:
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The age old question?..Is the Reward equal to the risk?
He determined it was and took the risk and lost.
I mean would you commit Felonies for free?..I mean..Would you?
The answer, if you are honest is...No.
I dont think these experienced Law officers did either.
There was reward involved..what it was?..who knows?
But they took the gamble and rolled the dice.........and lost.
Well said
Murray

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2013
Please click on this link and click on the YouTube

http://www.atlawblog.com/2013/01/deputy-speak...
Angry

Summerville, GA

#13 Jan 9, 2013
theres a old saying "if you do the crime you must be prepared to do the time" well I think the time has come!!
Sarah

Ringgold, GA

#14 Jan 9, 2013
Murray wrote:
Please click on this link and click on the YouTube
http://www.atlawblog.com/2013/01/deputy-speak...
I hate this whole situation for him. He seems like their scape goat.
Sarah

Ringgold, GA

#15 Jan 9, 2013
naven johnson wrote:
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He wasn't charged with planting the drugs. He was basically charged for lieing to the GBI the same reason he was fired.
Naven Johnson! Lmao at that name!
Sarah

Ringgold, GA

#16 Jan 9, 2013
naven johnson wrote:
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He wasn't charged with planting the drugs. He was basically charged for lieing to the GBI the same reason he was fired.
Who do they think planted the drugs?

Since: Jan 13

Dalton, GA

#17 Jan 10, 2013
I love how your home town community sticks up for its officers. I think a good idea would be not to judge a man so quickly without knowing the facts first.
Really

Chatsworth, GA

#18 Jan 10, 2013
No Pity on him wrote:
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The age old question?..Is the Reward equal to the risk?
He determined it was and took the risk and lost.
I mean would you commit Felonies for free?..I mean..Would you?
The answer, if you are honest is...No.
I dont think these experienced Law officers did either.
There was reward involved..what it was?..who knows?
But they took the gamble and rolled the dice.........and lost.
Do you not get it? He was the scape goat in this whole mess....I don't believe he was looking for a reward, he was doing his job. I believe Capt. Henderson felt Deputy Greeson was young and impressionabloe and could direct him into doing wrong. That's why they gave him the K-9 dog, why else would you give a dog to a deputy who's only been on the road for 1.5 years. Don't you think there were more qualified deputies? Little did they know deputy Greeson had a conscious and went and disobeyed direct orders from his Captain and told the truth on his on. Further more, I don't think he intended on ruining anyone's life....he stopped a car on a legitement traffic stop and now his life & career are ruined. Maybe we should hear from Angela Garmley on Deputy Greeson's actions.
Are you kidding me

Chatsworth, GA

#19 Jan 10, 2013
citizen 7 wrote:
I love how your home town community sticks up for its officers. I think a good idea would be not to judge a man so quickly without knowing the facts first.
You are so right, people are willing to judge without knowing the whole story. These are the same people that would call upon law enforcement to help in difficult situations. officer's who make less that carpet mill workers, risking their lives to protect others. Furthermore, I don't believe the citizens of Murray County realize the tyranny in which the sheriff's office was operated under. Thank goodness we were smart enough to elect a new Sheriff.
Gladden Fan

Dalton, GA

#20 Jan 10, 2013
After watching the video I just realized who Officer Greeson and his wife are. They are great people and I'm sure he has been trapped into this situation.
RESIDENT

United States

#21 Jan 10, 2013
Really wrote:
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Do you not get it? He was the scape goat in this whole mess....I don't believe he was looking for a reward, he was doing his job. I believe Capt. Henderson felt Deputy Greeson was young and impressionabloe and could direct him into doing wrong. That's why they gave him the K-9 dog, why else would you give a dog to a deputy who's only been on the road for 1.5 years. Don't you think there were more qualified deputies? Little did they know deputy Greeson had a conscious and went and disobeyed direct orders from his Captain and told the truth on his on. Further more, I don't think he intended on ruining anyone's life....he stopped a car on a legitement traffic stop and now his life & career are ruined. Maybe we should hear from Angela Garmley on Deputy Greeson's actions.
If you read the many news articles you will read that this investigation is not over. My son is 24 years old and knows right from wrong and lies from truth. I can only imagine if Greeson stood for the truth, did not go along with the set up and reported it to the GBI, what a rising career he would have today. Greeson WANTED TO BE a Canine officer. This was his dream. He knew the minute he arrested Ms Garmley he was ruining her life! I read the police report and even a non law enforcer can see the gaps in the truth of Greesons actions that evening.

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