Ringgold attorney McCracken Poston said charges against a former Murray County deputy "are somewhat influenced by Murray County Sheriff politics."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged former deputy Levi Amos after investigators say he sent inappropriate messages and pictures of himself to minor girls.
The 22-year-old Amos is charged with electronically furnishing obscene material to minors, computer invasion of privacy, and violation of oath by public office.Attorney Poston said
Attorney Poston said, “Mr. Amos stands innocent until his charges are proven in a court of law, a constitutional right that we all share as Americans.”
He said, "While I am pleased as to the involvement of the GBI in conducting the investigation, remember, an investigation is only as good as the information going into it.”
He said, “Mr. Levi was a good officer with a bright future in law enforcement, and he has sound defenses to the charges as stated in the government’s press releases.”
"I would caution against jumping to early conclusions," while noting that “things are not always as they first appear, especially in Murray County politics.”
Attorney Poston said, “For right now, this young man needs to get to work and vigorously prepare his defenses against the government that is bearing down on him.
“We look forward to receiving the state discovery in this case, as there are absolute defenses to all charges as they are described in the press releases. I don’t think a Murray County jury will look kindly at the state’s interpretation of the so-called facts of this matter."