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Former Kingsland Police Officer indicted on 3 felony counts for shooting man

Former KPD officer formally charged 3 felony counts for shooting of Kingsland man

Former Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley was indicted on Wednesday with three felony counts by a Camden County grand jury for shooting a Kingsland man.

Presley was indicted for voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and violating his oath of office.  Presley shot and killed Tony M. Green Jr. on June 20, 2018.

Presley was also facing two murder charges before the grand jury, but the jury ruled that there was not enough evidence ( “No Bill”) to rule in favor of the two murder charges.

AllOnGeorgia-Camden contacted the attorney for the family of Tony M. Green Jr, Reggie Greene of Atlanta. Attorney Greene was asked what are the next steps moving forward:

“We are pleased to hear that the criminal case is proceeding and we will remain vigilant until justice is served. The attorneys are also continuing to pursue civil remedies against the City of Kingsland and Presley,” said Attorney Greene.

On June 20th around 10:40 pm, then Officer Presley followed a vehicle which was driven by 33 year-old-Tony Green.  The vehicle stopped and Green fled on foot from the vehicle.  Presley pursued Green eventually making physical contact with Green.  Green again fled from Presley at which time Presley fired multiple shots resulting in the death of Green, according to a GBI press release.

Presley was dismissed from the Kingsland Police Department shortly after the incident.

On June 27th, Presley turned himself into the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and was then arrested and temporarily charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and a violation of his oath of office.

On June 29th, Presley had a bond hearing in which his bond was denied bond. Weeks later, July 23, Judge Alex Atwood issued a bond for Presley.

As of now, the GBI and the D.A.’s office still have not released body cam footage, the autopsy report, and other evidence related to the shooting of Green.

Below is the full indictment for Presley –

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Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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