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Former head of Athens nonprofit arrested for assault, was on probation for 2022 assault

By Joe Johnson

Charles Junior Hardy, the former executive director of the nonprofit Athens Alliance Coalition, was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting a woman at a bus stop.

Hardy, a 51-year-old resident of Bethlehem, is currently on probation for a conviction on charges from a 2022 assault on a female resident of a homeless encampment that his organization was operating for the county government.

The most recent incident occurred the afternoon of May 22, at a bus stop in front of the public library on Baxter Street.

According to a police report, a 32- year-old woman said that Hardy walked up and began recording with his phone, and he would not stop even after she and others at the bus stop told him they didn’t want to be recorded.

The woman told police that she then began recording Hardy with her phone, which angered him and he got in her face, yelling threats. She reportedly had recorded his behavior, but Hardy struck her hand, sending the phone crashing to the sidewalk.

The damaged Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max was valued at $1,200, according to the police report, which indicated that Hardy drove away from the scene.

Hardy was arrested Monday on warrants charging him with misdemeanor simple battery and felony criminal damage to property, and released later that day upon posting bonds totaling $7,350.

He was not immediately charged with a probation violation.

However, in May 2023 Hardy was convicted by a jury on misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly for the homeless encampment incident in which he hit and spit on the victim. The same jury acquitted Hardy of charges he assaulted a second woman in an unrelated incident.

A State Court judge sentenced Hardy to 72 hours in the county jail and 24 months of supervised probation. The judge also ordered him to have anger-management counseling and a mental health assessment.






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So you wear a "king "T-shirt in prideful self self exultation?! You would do well to remember this...


Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.


You're very much already on the long and wide path to Hell. Get your act together, repent of your violent ways and have a change of heart or else your journey will be complete.


But not to worry if you don't change because they say it's a…

Curtir

This is a prime example of why violence against women should come with an automatic 10 year sentence and no parole. They always do it again.

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Respondendo a

Bless you for saying that. This is a statement we both can agree on. This guy has been problematic for quite some time. He thinks way too highly of himself, but alot of that can be attributed to Athens Clarke County leaders.

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BS Detector
BS Detector
06 de jun.

What does "go live" mean ?

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ThatGirl
ThatGirl
06 de jun.
Respondendo a

So he can run his mouth about how he's the victim to his sheeple. But to anyone with common sense he's a joke.

Curtir

Great T-shirt.

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