Exclusive Breaking News – David Gibson pleads guilty, sentenced to prison

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

David Gibson, formerly of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, today plead guilty to two felony counts of violating his oath of office.

Gibson on Thursday afternoon appeared before Superior Court Judge Robert M. Crawford and entered a blind plea, which means his guilty plea was entered without prior knowledge of the sentence Crawford would impose.

After hearing from several witnesses who testified on behalf of Gibson, Crawford announced his sentence.

On the first count of violation of his oath of office related to an aggravated assault committed against Kay Perdue, Gibson was sentenced to five years, with three to serve in prison followed by two years probation.

On the second count, Gibson was sentenced to five years, all to be served on probation, consecutively with his first sentence.

Altogether, Gibson will serve three years to the door – which means he will not be released from prison earlier than three years – followed by seven years on probation.

Crawford also granted the defense request and sentenced Gibson to first offender status.

Prior to his May 2015 resignation in lieu of termination, Gibson was a 27-year veteran of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.

Publisher’s note – This week’s print edition of The GRIP will include extensive details of this proceeding, including court testimony, along with the background of how this case developed.

 

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Comments

  1. Thomas Smith says:

    Always a plea bargain, I see a big problem with D.A.’s office.

  2. They should have gave more time he has been this way the hole time he has been a deputy..and when he was stationed at Griffin skate inn in the 1980s!😢

    • I dont think he worked the Skating rink in 80s. He was skating in the eighties. atleast he pled guilty. didnt waste court’s time and money. Probably got more time than most with those charges.

    • I dont think he worked the Skating rink in 80s. He was skating in the eighties. atleast he pled guilty. didnt waste court’s time and money. Probably got more time than most with those charges.

  3. This is a total injustice to the victims of his crimes the citizens of Spalding County and to the people involved in the investigation. Legal wrangling at its best. This should have went to trial no plea deal and the trial should have not been heard in Spalding County. Judge Crawford should be ashamed of his self for allowing this to happen. Maybe if Spalding County has to pay out millions in settlements they will be as upset as the citizens are. Nice scam job.

  4. In other legal bullshit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Gibson “WAS” a man of the law, this isn’t the first time he or anyone else in his office has severely broken the law. Why do law enforcement personnel receive reduced sentences or any type of special treatment… They were sworn to uphold the law, they know better than anyone how to break the law and not get caught or how to bend it to the point of disbelief. Just one more sham of a system.

  5. Don Hawbaker says:

    Wow, good job reporting this.

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