Georgia court shut down over website run by police
By Joy Lukachick, Chattanooga Times Free Press - bio | email
CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GA -
(Times Free Press) - Until recently, those who ran afoul of the law in Chattooga County, GA, could call on "Uncle Wiggy" for help.
For $24.95 a year, a lawbreaker could ask questions on unclewiggy.com, a website that also offered the pamphlet, "Uncle Wiggy's Secret Guide to Dealing with the Police."
Launched in March by Summerville, GA, police detective Josh Brock and county sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Reece, the website shut down recently. The Uncle Wiggy business cost the lawmen their jobs, closed state court for a day and spurred conflict among attorneys and prosecutors over alleged ethics violations.
County Attorney Chris Corbin, representing the Chattooga County Sheriff's Office, wrote a letter in late June stating that Solicitor Sanford "Buddy" Hill shouldn't be able to prosecute misdemeanor cases in court anymore because he advertised with "Uncle Wiggy."