Former Habersham Co. jailer arrested

Alexander Wade Hardaway, 30, of Alto was arrested today amid allegations of misconduct and initially charged with false statements and writings.
“We take allegations of this nature very seriously and immediately involve the GBI to determine whether the law was broken,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Amber Chastain, who oversees the county detention center.
Sheriff Joey Terrell said his officers not only must uphold the law, but he expects them to hold themselves to a higher standard.
“Any breach of trust or misconduct by my personnel will not be tolerated,” Terrell said. “We terminated Hardaway’s employment effective Friday, Sept. 29, due to policy violations.”
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is cooperating fully with GBI investigators to ensure a thorough and impartial inquiry into the matter, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Detailed information about the charges facing the former officer was not available.