GBI: Former cop who lied about shooting is arrested

A former Jackson police officer was arrested Monday, more than a week after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said she lied about having been shot.

Sherry Hall was booked into the Butts County Detention Center after she checked out of a “private facility” where she had been seeking treatment, GBI Agent Joe Wooten said.

Bond had not been set Monday afternoon and Butts County sheriff’s assistant Amanda Mac said Hall would make a first appearance “just like everybody else” who is charged with a crime. Hall’s case is scheduled at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Hall was fired from the Jackson Police Department Sept. 23, shortly after she was charged with fabricating a story about a black man shooting her from a wooded area Sept. 13. Before that, she was on paid administrative leave.

The four felony charges against Hall are making false statements, tampering with evidence, interference with government property and violation of oath of office.

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