GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Greg Kelley, the man convicted of molesting a child at an in-home day care when he was a teenager, arrived back at the Williamson County Jail around 3:54 p.m. Tuesday. As he arrived in a black SUV, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was there waiting for him.
Kelley stepped out of the vehicle and waved; authorities did not have him in handcuffs. He wasn’t dressed in normal inmate garb, but rather he had on a dark button-up and black slacks. There were no Kelley supporters in view of the area where Kelley was brought in.
Inside, Sheriff Chody says Kelley, 22, was greeted by his family members and longtime girlfriend. Kelley told them he was a little car sick since he hadn’t been in a vehicle in awhile.
“He will not be given any special treatment — but due to the circumstances, there will be different treatment, but I will not share a lot of information on the treatment he’ll be getting,” says Chody.
Kelley’s family and friends say they have been given some reassurance.
“We don’t know any facts, except they have assured us of his safety. So they have gone above and beyond to make sure he’s safe without giving us specifics,” said Pam Brimberry, a Kelley family friend.
Keith Hampton, Kelley’s attorney, says he could now be eligible for bond and get released while he waits for his public hearing in August. But there are some hurdles.
“There’s gotta be a signature on a piece of paper, there’s gotta be approval by the judge. All of that has to take place, it’s a process and it takes a little bit of time,” Hampton said.
A bench warrant was issued for Kelley Friday, as the controversy surrounding his conviction continues to swirl. Kelley and hundreds of his supporters have long maintained his innocence. An Aug. 3 hearing has been set to address the matter.
Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick reopened the case after saying he received “credible evidence” from Kelley’s defense. Court documents filed by Kelley’s defense team claim another teen was responsible for the crime.
“It’s important to get it right, and it’s important to not allow outside influences to affect how we handle this case,” said Dick.
Kelley has been serving time in the Wynne Unit in Huntsville since November 2014.