The bodyguard of pop star Justin Bieber who was involved in an altercation with a photographer at a Sandy Springs establishment has been released from jail.
Hugo Hesny, 32, posted a $15,000 bond and was released early Thursday morning from the Fulton County Jail, according to
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is set to appear in Fulton County Superior Court on March 12, the newspaper reports.
Hesny's run-in with photographer Jason Winslow allegedly resulted in the bodyguard taking the photographer's $10,000 camera. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at Funhouse, located at 6650 Roswell Road.
Winslow left the establishment and Hesny, 32, along with Terrence Johnson, a driver of Bieber's entourage, also left in pursuit of the photographer.
The driver and the security guard, who were both riding in a Cadillac Escalade, caught up with the photographer in a nearby parking lot where Hesny allegedly took the camera from Winslow's car.
The SUV left the parking lot and drove to a home Bieber is renting. A Sandy Springs police officer stopped the Escalade as it was pulling into the driveway and spotted the camera inside the vehicle while interviewing both occupants.
The camera was later recovered and Hesny was arrested and charged with felony entering auto. He was booked into the Fulton County Jail Wednesday morning.
Johnson was initially taken into custody, but cleared of the charges as it was determined he was working with a limo company hired to drive the Cadillac Escalade to the Funhouse.
Hesney was initially charged with felony entering auto, but the charges were upgraded by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office to robbery by snatch.