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August 19--  Former Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Todd Yancey is seeking a Superior Court ruling expunging criminal charges against him.

toddyanceyheadYancey was one of six people charged with burglary at the office of Montgomery County Sheriff Ladson O'Connor the night he was killed in a police chase wreck on June 15, 2015.

The original indictment against him was quashed by the Georgia Court of Appeals and a second effort to indict him in June, 2018 was rejected by a Montgomery County grand jury.

The cases of the other five defendants in the case were resolved last December when the state dropped charges against Montgomery County Manager Brandon Braddy for Sheriff O'Connor's secretary Kathy Rudd.  Charges against them have been expunged from the public record.

The state agreed to reduce the charge from a felony burglary to misdemeanor criminal trespass against defendants Matt Waller, Brent Braddy and Mount Vernon Mayor Joey Fountain.  Waller pleaded no contest and the other two pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Yancey argues the charges against him are inaccurate, incomplete and misleading because he has not been convicted of the crime and the grand jury refused to indict him.

Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tim Vaughn says he refuses to sign off on the expungement of the charges against Yancey because they were never resolved in court.  He says he agreed to the expungement of the Braddy and Rudd charges because of the court case last December.

A hearing date on Yancey's request has yet to be set in Montgomery County Superior Court.