Richmond County authorities arrested local attorney Kirk Gilliard Tuesday night, holding him without bond at the jail on a sealed bench warrant issued by a Richmond County Superior Court judge.
Sheriff Ronnie Strength confirmed the arrest and said he is barred from discussing the case.
“He has been taken into custody,” the sheriff told The Jail Report. “Everything from that point has been sealed. That means no access. It cannot be discussed.”
Sources tell The Jail Report that the arrest involves a drug case, possibly with more than just personal use. Superior Court Judge Carl Brown issued a sealed indictment in the case as the investigation continues, according to our sources.
A woman answering the phones at Garrett & Saul Law Firm said that Gilliard left the firm in June. A man answering the phone at Gilliard’s new firm said he has “no information” on the arrest.
Sheriff Strength said the 43-year-old attorney was picked up Tuesday in Columbia County.
A profile of Gilliard online says that the attorney is experienced in representing clients in the areas of criminal law, personal injury and family law. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law where he was named the 1992 University of Georgia Mock Trial Champion. He is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Georgia, and all Superior and State Courts throughout the State of Georgia.