TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - The Dawson Police Chief Charlie Whitehead did not stand before a judge Monday. He waived his formal arraignment here at the Terrell County Courthouse.
According to Assistant DA Ron Smith, a formal arraignment is a procedure in the court where a defendant can have his or her charges read aloud. The defendant can then enter a plea.
If they do not wish to appear before the judge, they can apply to have their arraignment waived.
Investigators say It all stems from a stolen trailer that Whitehead said he inspected but didn't.
According to District Attorney Craig Earnest, the trailer was stolen by a man named Christopher Peters, who claimed it was home made when he tried to obtain a title for it.
Peters also waived his arraignment which was also scheduled for Monday.
We could hear pleas from both defendants next month and a trial could begin as early as August.
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