Wed., February 22, 2012 7:04am (EST)

Judge Orders Sheriff To Resign
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
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.)
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.