One of the detainees was a 17-year-old who allegedly vandalized his family home after getting into an argument with his mother. Another was a Butts County landscaper who got into a heated argument with Hill over a Clayton deputy’s bill.
Hill, who has remained free on bail while he awaits trial, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was suspended from duty by Gov. Brian Kemp last June.
In the Nixle post, Clayton Sheriff’s Office attorney Alan Parker said a hearing has been set before the Georgia Court of Appeals for June 7 on Hill’s suspension.
“Georgia law states that an elected official’s suspension should be lifted by the first term of court if it is not so tried by that period. 4 terms of court have now passed since Sheriff Hill’s suspension,” Parker wrote.