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Ricky Dubose’s defense team’s investigator arrested

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An investigator who works for the defense lawyers in the Ricky Dubose case was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 6, authorities say. 

Lily Engleman, 31, of Atlanta, was charged with felony giving weapons, intoxicants, drugs or other items to inmate without consent of warden. She was booked into Butts County Jail but has since posted bail.

Engleman is an investigator for the Georgia Capital Defense team that is representing Ricky Dubose in the death penalty case in Putnam County Superior Court. Dubose is one of two inmates charged in the shooting deaths of Georgia Department of Corrections officers Sgt. Curtis Billue and Sgt. Chris Monica. Dubose and inmate Donnie Rowe reportedly shot the guards while traveling on a GDOC transport bus through Putnam County on June 13, 2017. 

Engleman was arrested by the GDOC’s Office of Professional Standards Investigators outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GDOC Public Affairs Manager Lori Benoit said in an email. “The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation which began after it was discovered that visitor Engleman was passing illegal contraband to inmate Ricky Dubose during a visit at the Special Management Unit,” she added.

See next week’s Eatonton Messenger/Lake Oconee News for the complete story.