Levi Amos
Photo: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
Photo: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council

Former Murray County deputy accused of sending inappropriate photos to minors

A former Murray County deputy was arrested Friday on allegations he sent inappropriate messages and photos of himself to underage girls, according to the GBI.

Levi Amos, 22, is charged with violation of oath by a public officer, electronically furnishing obscene material to minors and computer invasion of privacy, the state agency said Friday in a news release.

Amos accessed the Georgia Crime Information Center database to obtain the personal information of women without authorization, according to the GBI, which was asked by the sheriff’s office in December to conduct an investigation into the deputy about him sending inappropriate photos and messages to juvenile girls.

Amos was suspended during the investigation and later resigned in lieu of termination, the GBI said. 

He was hired as a jailer at the Chatsworth facility in January 2016, according to records from the Georgia Peace Officer Standards Training Council, the state agency that certifies and maintains records of Georgia's law enforcement officers. 

He was promoted in March 2018 after graduating from the police academy and resigned in December, records show.

His POST certifications as a jailer and a cop have since been suspended.

Amos bonded out of the Murray County Jail on Friday morning after posting a $10,000 bond. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the GBI at 706-624-1424.

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