Clayton County sheriff's deputy indicted on eavesdropping and obstruction charges

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday on charges of invasion of privacy and obstruction of a law officer.

Alicia Parkes, a public information officer in the sheriff’s department, is accused of using a recording device to eavesdrop on another employee in a restroom late last year. In a separate incident, she's also accused of trying to prevent a police officer from arresting a relative after Parkes called 911 emergency services.

If convicted, Parkes faces one to five years in jail and possible fines. About a half-dozen witnesses testified before the grand jury Wednesday.

Parkes is expected to turn herself in, officials said.