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Investigation of accused Sylvester policeman continues

Sylvester officer George Hall has been freed under a $15,000 bond

Sylvester police officer George Hall has been released on bond after being arrested on charges of evidence tampering, oath of office violation and making false statements. (Special Photo)

Sylvester police officer George Hall has been released on bond after being arrested on charges of evidence tampering, oath of office violation and making false statements. (Special Photo)

SYLVESTER — George Hall, a long-time officer with the Sylvester Police Department, has been released on bond following his arrest on Tuesday on charges of violation of oath of office, making false statements and tampering with evidence, police officials say.

Sylvester Police Chief Robert Jennings said the charges stem from an April 7 complaint from an individual in regard to an undisclosed incident on April 21, 2011. Sylvester police moved to investigate the complaint, Jennings said, and subsequently charged and arrested Hall.

Jennings said that some “other issues” beyond the scope of charges against Hall became evident. Jennings said he had intended to investigate those issues, but before his investigation could progress the District Attorney’s Office with the Tift Judicial Circuit, which includes Worth County, requested that the investigation be turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

After his arrest around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Hall was taken to the Worth County Jail, where later that day he was released on a $15,000 bond.