Embattled policeman got in way of son’s drug arrest

A Georgia policeman already under complaint for grouping a drug hunt involving scarcely 900 high school students is back in difficulty after allegedly interrupting a state questioner who was doubt his teenage son about traffic drugs.

Zachary Lewis Hobby, 17, was taken to his father’s jail and interrogated after he was arrested on Oct. 9. He faced charges of transgression possession of pot with vigilant to discharge and rapist trespass, according to a request obtained by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

That’s when his parents, Sheriff Jeff Hobby, 48, and Pam Hobby, detonate onto the scene, according to the minute from Paul Bowden, Tifton legal circuit district attorney, to Gov. Nathan Deal.

“Sheriff Hobby and his wife, who is also an employee of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, barged into the room evidently to plead the seventeen year old’s Fifth Amendment Rights for him (sic),” Bowden said.

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The younger Hobby had already been sensitive of his right against forced self-incrimination and had selected to pronounce to the state investigator, Bowden said.

The questioner stopped interviewing Zachary Hobby after his father interrupted, Bowden said. Afterall, the state questioner was conducting the inquire in Sheriff Hobby’s jail.

Bowden also remarkable that Hobby’s son was housed in his father’s jail instead of being eliminated to another jail.

It is misleading how authorities will respond to Jeff Hobby’s stop during his son’s interrogation.

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The child attended Worth County High School partial of last year, but he wasn’t at the school at the time of the Apr search, Tommy Coleman, profession for the Worth County Board of Education said.

On Oct. 3, Jeff Hobby was indicted on 4 depends since of his department’s drug hunt at the high school. Hobby was rigourously accused of one count of defilement of promise by a open officer, one count of elect of crime with the offense of passionate battery, and two depends of fake imprisonment, according to the charging documents. 

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