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Possible Plea Deal Pending in Whitehead Case

One of the men accused of killing a Bibb County deputy during a drug raid six years ago could plead guilty Tuesday.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Damon Jolly have scheduled a 2 p.m. court hearing where a Bibb County Superior Court judge could hear the plea.

That's according to a Georgia official familiar with the case, who said the plea deal might not go through.

Jolly's attorney, Jeff Grube said he had been talking to the District Attorney's office for several months.

"Let's just see what tomorrow brings," he said, though he wouldn't give further details on Tuesday's hearing.  

Jolly is accused of killing Deputy Joseph Whitehead during a March 2006 no-knock drug raid at a home on Atherton Street, Macon.

Jolly faces the death penalty. His trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 26 in Savannah, and the trial reportedly could last weeks.

One of his co-defendants, Antron Fair, pleaded guilty this spring and is reportedly scheduled to testify against Jolly during the trial. Prosecutors say the two men were dealing drugs together and one of them shot Whitehead when officers broke into the home.

Tomorrow's hearing is scheduled before Judge Tillman Self III.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.




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