By Melanie Ruberti The Newnan Times Herald
A former Grantville Police Officer is behind bars in Coweta County on charges of making false statements to law enforcement officials.
James Christopher Holmes is also wanted on a felony arrest warrant in Pike County on one charge of incest, according to Special Agent Fred Wimberly, with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Holmes turned himself into the Coweta County Jail Monday morning, stated Grantville Police Chief Steve Whitlock.
According to Wimberly, the GBI was requested by District Attorney Benjamin Coker with the Griffin Judicial Circuit on July 10 to formally investigate Holmes on alleged charges of incest.
The incidents reportedly took place in Pike County, Wimberly said.
Whitlock was also notified of the GBI’s inquiry. Whitlock said he suspended Holmes that same day with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.
The GBI issued warrants for Holmes’ arrest on charges of incest and making false statements to law enforcement officials shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Whitlock.
Once the warrants were issued, Whitlock said he immediately terminated Holmes from the Grantville Police Department.
Once the Coweta County Jail has processed Holmes, he will be transferred to the Pike County Jail, where he’ll face one charged of incest.