Jeff Hancock

Jeff Hancock

An Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Municipal Court judge granted a second continuance on Tuesday in a case involving Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock.

The clerk, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of public intoxication following the Oct. 19 University of Kentucky-Georgia football game, was originally scheduled for arraignment in November but received a continuance and a new court date was set for Tuesday.

The police report alleges that Hancock attempted to pick fights with staff and customers at 100 Proof, a bar in Athens near Sanford Stadium. Hancock told The State Journal that he was mistaken by officers to be a part of a group of other rowdy patrons walking out of the bar and that he was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

According to an Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court clerk, Hancock is now scheduled to appear for arraignment at 9 a.m. on Feb. 19.

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