DECATUR COUNTY, GA. (WTXL) - The U.S. District Court filed a motion for a protective order Wednesday in the case involving Decatur County Deputies Elizabth Croley and Christopher Kines, former Grady County Deputy Wiley Griffen and former Decatur County Deputy Robert Umbach.
According to The Post Searchlight, the motion asks for a protective order to be placed to guard government witnesses from harassment and to ensure the integrity of future proceedings.
On Aug. 5, the four indicted deputies appeared before Magistrate Judge Thomas Q. Langstaff. All four were arraigned and pled not guilty.
Tuesday at the Decatur County Commission meeting, the Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to pass a resolution stating all Decatur County employees would be provided legal defense for actions.