Grand jury indicts sheriff's son in 2008 case
by Jessica Loeding
Aug 17, 2012 | 6686 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Grand Jury on Aug. 10 returned an indictment on the four-year-old case involving Sheriff Clark Millsap’s son.

According to court documents, David Clark Millsap was indicted on two counts — possession of marijuana more than an ounce and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Millsap was arrested in 2008 by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force.

A source close to the case, who wished to remain anonymous, told the DTN last week that Millsap’s file had been discovered in a desk drawer following an inquiry with the district attorney’s office.

District Attorney Joe Campbell denied Thursday that the file was found in a drawer, saying “nobody tried to hide anything” and the file was found “immediately.”

When asked why a case would take four years to arrive before the grand jury, Campbell said, “That’s a good question. I guess it was sort of human error.”

He said he was apprised of the situation two weeks ago when the initial inquiry was made.

“Certainly, I was embarrassed,” Campbell said, adding that the situation had been addressed within his office.

The case came before the grand jury within the statute of limitations and will proceed through the court system.

Millsap is set to be arraigned at 11 a.m. on Aug. 28 in Judge David Smith’s courtroom. He could face up to several years if convicted.

For a full list of indictments and the no-billed cases from the August 2012 grand jury, see Saturday’s The Daily Tribune News.