Fort Valley, GA (April 28, 2020) – On Monday, April 27, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 13 Perry Office was requested by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.  

Preliminary information indicates that at 6:18 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched and responded to a domestic dispute at 2570 Richardson Mill Road, Fort Valley, Crawford County, GA. Jamie Lamar Darley, 33, was reported as brandishing a firearm and threatening occupants at the residence. 

Prior to Crawford County deputies’ arrival at the residence, Darley left the residence in a white Chevrolet truck. After deputies arrived and started conducting their investigation, an occupant at the residence received information that Darley was on Blasingame Road in Crawford County. Deputies traveled to the area and spotted the white Chevrolet truck driven by Darley and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. A high-speed pursuit took place reaching speeds over 100 mph. 

The pursuit ended in the yard of the residence of 2570 Richardson Mill Road. Darley exited the truck holding a silver firearm in his hand. Darley pointed the firearm at the deputies and fired at least one shot. One Crawford County deputy returned fire, striking Darley. 

Deputies rendered aid to Darley until EMS arrived. Darley was transported by ambulance to Navicent Health Hospital in Macon, GA, where he was pronounced dead. The GBI will perform an autopsy on Darley, scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 

No officers were injured during this incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation of the officer involved shooting. Upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over to the Bibb Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.


Special Agent in Charge Todd Crosby