“We did a bond hearing this morning. He was in the Spalding County Jail, so we did a video conference hearing,” said Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh. “He had two counts of aggravated assault and one count of obstruction (of a law enforcement officer.)”
Cavanaugh said bond for Gryder was set at $5,703 for each count of aggravated assault, totaling $11,406.
“Bond for the obstruction charge — the misdemeanor — would have come straight off the bond book, around $1,000,” Cavanaugh added. “It was also a conditional bond that he cannot have any contact with the victims — two code enforcement officers — other than in their official capacity.”
The incident began when city code enforcement officers attempted to make contact with Gryder at the airport regarding complaints the pilot was driving his vehicle across the runway and taxiway in violation of several ordinances.
Officials say Gryder refused to sign numerous citations and then boarded his plane and attempted to leave. It is also alleged that Gryder told the code enforcement officers if they did not move their vehicle, he would strike it with his plane.
Following his arrest, Gryder was suspended by Delta.
Authorities say Gryder posted bond and was released from the Spalding County Jail Friday.