Charges against former jail chief have been dropped

The final legal hurdle that had been in the path of former Grady County Sheriff’s office jailer Tim Gainous has been cleared according to his attorney.
Ben Kirbo, the special prosecutor appointed by the state Attorney General’s office to prosecute a criminal trespass charge against Gainous, has dismissed it, says Gainous’ attorney, Jami Lewis.
That count of criminal trespass had originally been bound over by the Magistrate Court following a pretrial hearing in July. Lewis says Mitchell County State Court Judge Rick Waters has signed an order of nolle prosequi, meaning the case will not be prosecuted.
“I am pleased and relieved that justice was done in this case. I think once all the facts were exposed it was obvious there was no evidence to support a criminal charge against Mr. Gainous,” Lewis says of this latest action.
Gainous worked for the Grady County Sheriff’s office from 2005 until this year when he was fired after an embarrassing situation involving his estranged wife, Christine, who had him arrested on two misdemeanor charges. Both charges have now been dropped.

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