GRIFFIN — A Griffin man was arrested on a misdemeanor stalking charge after protesting Monday night outside of the Thomaston home of former Spalding County Marshal Smart Web, Upson County law enforcement authorities reported.
Keegan Prescott was booked Tuesday into and released from the Upson County Jail on the stalking charge and for a misdemeanor probation violation, according to jail records.
Video posted live Monday night on a Facebook account linked to Prescott shows Prescott outside of a home saying, “I am out here protesting outside Smart Web’s house where I’ll be all night, protesting.”
Web resigned as marshal on Monday amid an investigation into his June 14 visit to a county home that resulted in the death of the homeowner’s dog.
During the Spalding County Board of Commissioners meeting held Monday evening, Prescott spoke to commissioners about Web’s conduct and voiced his disappointment of his hiring, which took place in March.
“Every one of y’all let our citizens down,” Prescott told commissioners. “Y’all hired an individual (like this) to come into our county.”
The video shows Upson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arriving to the home and asking Prescott to leave the area.
Prescott said in the video he was not trespassing as he was on the right of way and that he was protesting, not stalking.
He left the area but returned and was arrested, according to law enforcement.
An earlier video posted to social media Monday evening shows Prescott near Web in his county car outside of the Spalding County Annex prior to the commissioners’ meeting.
“All you have to do is resign. That’s all the county wants,” Prescott is heard saying to Web.
Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix is seen in the video asking Prescott to let Web leave peacefully.
Prior to leaving the scene, Prescott is heard in the video saying, “I’ll be at your house later.”
Results of the SCSO’s investigation into the June incident are pending.
According to news reports, Web responded June 14 to reports of roaming goats on the property of a Highway 16 home. Dogs belonging to Isabel Galarza were in the yard when Web came on to the property, she said in an interview with Channel 2-WSBTV.
Galarza claimed in the interview Web shot and killed Alison, her Boston terrier, as she was going to grab the dog.
“Things are happening if everybody will just calm down for a minute,” Dix said in the video. “Everything is going to end up OK. The investigation is still going on.”