Donald Trump has surrendered at Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail on charges he sought to overturn his election loss in the state in 2020.
The former president had his mugshot taken during the 20 minute process on Thursday and was released on $200,000 bond before heading back to the airport for his return flight home to New Jersey.
Jail records, where he was described as inmate no. P01135809, listed the 13 charges the Republican frontrunner faces and identifying details including that Trump is a white male, 6ft 3in in height, weighs 215lbs, and has blond or strawberry hair, blue eyes.
Speaking to reporters before he boarded his flight out of Atlanta, Trump said it was a “very sad day for America” and repeated his line that “we did nothing wrong”.
“What has taken place here is a travesty of justice,” he told reporters. “I did nothing wrong, and everybody knows it.”
Wearing his signature white shirt and red tie, he gave a wave and thumbs up as he ascended the steps of his private plane.
Hordes of supporters had gathered outside the jail earlier in the day, wearing T-shirts emblazoned with his face, waving banners protesting his innocence and backing his 2024 presidential bid.
Mr Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing, did not have to have a mugshot taken during his three previous arrests this year.
Fulton County officials have said they expect to take a booking photo like they would for any other defendant.
“Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you,” Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat said earlier this month.
Mr Trump, who is leading the race for the 2024 Republican US presidential nomination, faces a total of 13 felony charges in the Georgia case including forgery and racketeering, under laws used to target members of organised crime groups.
Mr Trump’s lawyers have already agreed with prosecutors to a bond of $200,000 (£157,000), along with conditions that include barring the former president from intimidating co-defendants, witnesses or victims in the case – including on social media.
When defendants arrive at the jail, they typically pass through a security checkpoint before checking in for formal booking, during which they are photographed and fingerprinted. Since Mr Trump’s bond has already been set, he will be released from custody once the booking process is complete.
It comes a day after former New York lawyer Rudy Giuliani turned himself in on Wednesday after being named as one of the 18 co-defendants in the case.
Bond for Mr Giuliani, 79, who was released after booking like the other defendants, was set at $150,000.
High-profile former Trump attorney Sidney Powell also surrendered on Wednesday, court records show, as did Ray Smith, a lawyer who previously represented Mr Trump in Georgia. Authorities had given Mr Trump and the co-defendants until midday Friday to surrender.
This story is being updated