Rabun County Sheriff Chad Nichols Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Sexual Battery and Public Indecency

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🕒 The Gist: Rabun County Sheriff Chad Nichols has been arrested and charged with Public Indecency, Sexual Battery, and Violation of Oath by a Public Officer. Nichols is currently running for reelection.

📋 The Details: On May 24, 2024, Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigate an incident involving Nichols. Following the investigation, Nichols, 45, turned himself in and was booked into the Rabun County Detention Center. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

📊 By The Numbers:

  • Age: 45
  • Charges: 3 (Public Indecency, Sexual Battery, Violation of Oath by a Public Officer)
  • Investigation initiated: May 24, 2024

🔍 The Big Picture: Sheriff Nichols has been a notable figure in Rabun County law enforcement, previously recognized for his efforts to enhance transparency and accountability by implementing body and in-car cameras. This arrest is a significant blow to the community, Nichols’ campaign, and public trust in elected officials.

📣 Why It Matters: The charges against Nichols raise serious concerns about misconduct and abuse of power within the law enforcement community.

📞 What You Can Do: If you have any information related to this case, you are encouraged to contact the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

🔜 What’s Next?: Nichols is currently involved in a runoff election for his position as sheriff, scheduled for June 18. Advanced voting will be available from June 10 to June 14.

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