Williams sent himself to Hall County Prison and was released on bail the same day. Derreck Booth, an information officer in the Hall County Sheriff's office, told CNN.
Williams is alleged to have lied to an agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and made a false claim for insurance coverage of the incident, the WSB reported.
A.J. Richman, Williams & # 39; s lawyer, said his client was persistent, that he had done nothing wrong.
"While working for the governor of Georgia, he learned that the cryptocurrency machines were no longer available in his office," Richman told CNN. "Sen. Williams & # 39; Stab filed a police report in May, here we are more than six months later, and now Sen. Williams is indicted, because the grand jury trial is secret and involves only the prosecutor and the police officer, we are not privy to what was said then, the officer gives his side of the story, and we must not listen, comment, cross-examine the officer, or put our side before the court. "
He Rode Around the State With His Bus
Earlier this year, Williams was part of a crowded field of candidates vying for Georgia's GOP nomination for the governor. He distinguished himself by imitating President Donald Trump's stern attitude to immigration. He drove in his gray-and-white "deportation bus" through the state, which is marked with phrases like "Fill this bus with illegals." Select Michael Williams "and on the back door" Follow Me to Mexico ".
During the campaign, Williams said his message was simple: he highlighted what he claimed to be "the dangers of cities in the sanctuaries and the overwhelming problem of illegal immigration."
The political stunt brought him much attention ̵
Marco Esparza, a host on La Raza, a Spanish-language radio station in Atlanta, shared photos of the bus on Facebook after a listener sent them to him. The photos extracted dozens of comments from people expressing outrage.
"Disgusting and racist, so we have to choose as Latinos as never before to defend our community and demand respect!" said a commentator.
CNN Andrea Diaz contributed to this report.