Clarke Co. prosecutor steps down amid arrest

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ATHENS, Ga. - An assistant district attorney in Clarke County has resigned after he was charged with theft and public intoxication.

Athens-Clarke police said 36-year-old William Michael Olson was arrested early Wednesday after he got into an altercation with a street vendor for refusing to pay for a hot dog.

Police said the fracas occurred at about 1:25 a.m. on College Ave.

Olson was released from custody on $500.00 bond. He resigned his post following a meeting with District Attorney Ken Mauldin.


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