Bainbridge, GA (October 31, 2019) – On October 30, 2019, three arrest warrants were issued for Chip William Nix, 43, on charges of two counts of Embracery and one count of Violation of Oath by Public Officer. Nix was the law enforcement prosecutor during a criminal trial.
On August 29, 2019, the GBI received a request from South Georgia Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Kevin Chason to conduct an investigation into alleged jury tampering during a criminal trial recently held in Decatur County Superior Court. GBI agents conducted the investigation and interviewed witnesses and jurors related to the trial in question. The investigative case file was then turned over to District Attorney Joe Mulholland for his review. Arrest warrants were obtained, and Nix turned himself in to the Decatur County Jail yesterday afternoon.
This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the GBI Thomasville Office at 229-225-4090.
City of Bainbridge
For immediate release.
October 30, 2019
The City of Bainbridge has been made aware of the arrest of Bainbridge Public Safety Investigator Chip Nix by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation earlier today. It is our understanding that Investigator Nix has been charged with two counts of embracery and one count of violation of oath of office. The city was not involved in this investigation and therefore has no further information on the specific allegations. The city will be, and has been, fully cooperative with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and with the office of District Attorney Joe Mullholland. Under our system of justice, the presence of a charge is not an indication of guilt and all persons are granted the presumption of innocence. As this involves a criminal proceeding and a personnel issue; the city will not be making any further comment pending the outcome of the case.