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LATEST: Wife of Clayton man running to unseat Victor Hill as sheriff arrested outside home 

UPDATE: Bond for Gerrian Hawes, the wife of a man planning to run against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill in 2020, was set at $1,500 Thursday morning in Clayton Magistrate Court.

Robert Hawes said he expected his wife to be released sometime Thursday afternoon. Story is developing.

ORIGINAL STORY: The wife of a Clayton man who said he plans to run for county sheriff in 2020 was arrested on Wednesday in what the couple claims is harassment by current Sheriff Victor Hill.

Robert Hawes posted a Facebook Live video of his wife, Gerrian Hawes, as she was taken into custody outside their home around 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

“Something is wrong with Victor Hill,” she is heard saying in the video.

Robert Hawes speaks with reporters outside the Clayton County Courthouse on Thursday after his wife’s first appearance in Clayton Magistrate Court. 

“I’m still running for sheriff,  Victor Hill,” Robert Hawes says in the recording.

A hearing is set for 8:30 this morning on the charges in Magistrate Court in Clayton. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will have more from there. 

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