Ex-clerk arrested in Worth County Magistrate Court information leak

Jim West reports:

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials say former Worth County Magistrate Court clerk Tammy Hall Powell, 54, of Sylvester has been charged with obstruction-hindering law enforcement and violation of oath of office.

According to the GBI, Powell, who resigned in June, provided confidential information about a search warrant to William Neal Gay, 61, also of Sylvester. Gay, described by the GBI as a close friend of Powell, provided the information to other individuals, jeopardizing an ongoing law enforcement investigation and the safety of law enforcement officers involved, GBI officials said.

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