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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:04am

Judge Orders Sheriff To Resign

Updated: 2 years ago.
Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth is facing charges he and several others beat inmates and conspired to lie to cover up the assaults. A judge has ordered Bloodsworth to resign as sheriff. (Photo Courtesy of Ken Mayer via Flickr.)

A federal judge ordered a Georgia sheriff to resign from office after he was accused of attacking inmates.

The Telegraph newspaper reported the judge also set a $25,000 bond for Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth Tuesday.

The judge said the sheriff will be monitored electronically, have a curfew, undergo testing for alcohol and drug use, and can't have access to guns while on bond.

Also facing charges are his son Austin Bloodsworth; former Wilcox County jailer Casey Owens; and former inmate Willie James Caruthers. Prosecutors said the men beat inmates and conspired to lie to cover up the assaults.

A $25,000 bond was also set for Austin Bloodsworth and for Caruthers.

Owens didn't appear in court. It wasn't clear whether he has been taken into custody.

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