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Jailer arrested after incident at credit union
Man charged with disorderly conduct, has resigned from position
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William Osborne

A Hall County jailer resigned following an incident at a local credit union Monday that ended in his arrest on disorderly conduct charges.

William Grady Osborne Jr. was charged after officers from the Gainesville Police Department responded to the Delta Community Credit Union on Dawsonville Highway in response to terroristic threats.

According to the police report, Osborne was attempting to obtain a loan but was notified by an employee that she could not provide it to him "and he became irate."

The exchange between Osborne and the employee was detailed in the police report.

Osborne asked the employee, "What if I put a gun to your head, then what would you do?" the report read. The employee responded that she would press the panic alarm and the police would respond, to which Osborne then said "I am the police." The employee then said "No, you are a Hall County jailer."

According to the report, Osborne told the employee he did not point a gun at her because the credit union does not allow guns in the building.

Once officers had arrived, Osborne had already left the scene. He was arrested after the department conducted an investigation.

Col. Jeff Strickland, deputy chief for the Hall County Sheriff's Office, said Osborne had been employed as a jailer since 2007 "and had not had any issues."

"We're disappointed that anyone employed with us would not act properly in the public, but we do not condone that kind of stuff and he's no longer employed," Strickland said.

Osborne was released from jail after posting a $1,000 bond.

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