Charges dropped on technicality in threat against Fulton County sheriff
Charges have been dismissed against a man accused of threatening to kill the Fulton County Sheriff.
Jason Blowers was accused of making calls to several agencies, threatening to shoot Sheriff Richard Giardino.
He was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony.
Those charges were dismissed last week.
NewsChannel 13’s Subrina Dhammi sat down with Giardino on Monday, who is also a former judge and a former district attorney.
What happened here was a technical error, he said.
The prosecution did not have Blowers sign a waiver of speedy trial, which means the clock was ticking on moving forward with this case.
“What they often do at arraignment is say sign the waiver saying you give up your speedy trial to try and negotiate a plea. Well, it was not done in this case where the man threatened me,” said Giardino. “This will be expunged from his record, so there’s no record that he threatened the sheriff.”
Learn more about why that happened, the uncomfortable feeling the sheriff how has, and what he’s doing about it by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi’s story.