Former District Attorney Jackie Johnson turned herself in at the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning. She had served as DA for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for a decade. At $10,000, the bond was set but she was then released on her own recognizance.
The DA was arraigned for misconduct for her overseeing of the Ahmaud Arbery case. Upon being booked at a Georgia prison on Wednesday, she was then released. She was not required to pay a cash bond.
Last week, a grand jury charged Johnson, 49, on a felony arraignment of misdemeanor count of obstructing police officials and contravening her oath of office.
Th former DA was accused of attempting to postpone the seizing of the white men indicted for murdering black jogger Ahmaud Arbery.
The 39-year-old, having had been district attorney since 2010, lost a re-election bid in November 2021. This was after calls for her dismissal due to her overseeing of the said case.