Woman says she was arrested and jailed for commenting on a Facebook post

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- An ex wife is suing after a Facebook post about her ex husband, a Washington County deputy, landed her in jail.

Anne King is suing two deputies and the county over what she calls a wrongful arrest and freedom of speech.

WRDW reports that one of King's friends was also arrested, for commenting on the Facebook post.

Susan Hines says she started this lawsuit, but dropped out of it to keep the peace in her small town, but she still says what happened isn't right.

"She took to Facebook to vent. To, I don't know, maybe it was for someone to feel sorry for her," says Susan Hines.

Two years ago, Anne Boyd King wrote "That moment when everyone in your house has the flu and you ask your kid's dad to get them (not me) more Motrin and Tylenol and he refuses."

"I really should have stayed out of it, but as a friend I wanted to defend her," said Hines.

In the comments Susan Hines called King's ex a "P.O.S"

"I could have been calling him a piece of sugar," said Hines. "I posted that in defense of my friend. Did I think it was going to land me in a jail cell five days later. Absolutely not," said Hines.

Hines says they were charged, arrested and jailed after Officer King filed an incident report against them.

"Just the fact that I was arrested. I mean over a Facebook post. I was sitting in a jail cell with criminals walking, in orange jumpsuits, looking at me, checking me out," said Hines.

The lawsuit says in court the chief magistrate judge even threatened to ban Anne King from Facebook.

"For him to threaten Ms. King and tell her that he was going to ban her from Facebook, well unless he has some connection with Mark Zuckerburg, I don't see how he could do that," said Hines.