[UPDATE] April 12, 2012 -
MEIGS, GA -- A former Meigs police officer will be going to jail after entering a plea in his case involving the statutory rape of a 13 year old girl.
Former Meigs police officer Brandon Lucky, indicted on statutory rape charges in two different counties, plead guilty Wednesday in Mitchell County.
"In my opinion I think it was an excessive sentence," said Meigs Police Chief Chris Luckey, Brandon's brother.
Brandon Luckey plead guilty April 11, 2012 to two counts of enticing a child in Mitchell County.
Luckey was a 23 year-old Meigs police officer when he was taken into custody by GBI in September 2011 for sexual activity with a 13 year-old girl.
"It's a serious offense, I'm not going to take that away from the crime itself, however, like I said, there's extenuating circumstances to every case," said Chief Luckey.
Chris Luckey said that the judge ignored the plea of 20 years with 8 served in prison for Brandon.
Chief Chris Luckey also wanted to make it clear that it did not matter whether it was his brother or John Doe, he thought the sentencing was excessive. Brandon Luckey still has pending charges in Thomas County.
[UPDATE] Feb. 13, 2012 -
Meigs, Georgia -
A former Meigs, Georgia police officer has been indicted on statutory rape charges in Thomas County.
Brandon Luckey was taken into custody by the GBI on September 10th of 2011 and charged with statutory rape. The charges stem from sexual activity that Luckey allegedly took part in with a 13 year old Mitchell county girl.
Luckey was 23 at the time of the alleged incident.
Luckey has already been indicted in Mitchell County for other charges related to the incident. He is the brother of current Meigs police chief Chris Luckey.
Meigs, Georgia - September 12, 2011 -
On September 10, 2011, Meigs Police Department became aware of an incident involving a juvenile from Mitchell County and a Meigs Police Officer, Brandon M. Luckey. Meigs Police Captain Rachelle Denmark received notice from Chief Tom Close to begin an internal investigation. Captain Denmark received information that lead to criminal allegations and immediately contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct the criminal investigation.
Officer Brandon Luckey was taken into custody by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and charged with Statutory Rape on Saturday, September 10, 2011. The internal investigation was completed by Meigs Police Department on Monday, September 12, 2011 and Officer Brandon M. Luckey was notified of his official termination of employment as a Meigs Police Officer. Brandon Luckey was hired by Meigs Police on July 23, 2010. He came to the department from another local agency already certified as a Georgia Peace Officer and with experience. Meigs Police conducted a thorough background including psychological testing. After successful completion of the employment background investigation, Brandon Luckey was extended an offer of employment to work as a Meigs Police Officer.