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Lyons County, GA (January 9, 2021) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lyons, Toombs County, GA. The Lyons Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Sunday, January 9, 2021. Charles James, age 32, of Vidalia was taken into custody. Taliyah Williams, age 17, of Vidalia, was injured. No officers were injured.
The investigation shows that Lyons police officers responded to a bank alarm call. While checking the bank, officers heard shots being fired. Officers called dispatch at 12:11 a.m. stating they heard shots fired. Dispatch also received a 911 call about shots fired near CKT trailer park at 254 East Clifton Avenue in Lyons.
Crawford County, GA (January 9, 2021) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Crawford County, GA. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
Denrick Demond Stallings, age 47, of Roberta, has died. No deputies were injured.
Preliminary information indicates that at 12:16 p.m., a Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a traffic violation (speeding). The driver, later identified as Denrick Stallings, refused to stop and that led to a vehicle pursuit. The chase lasted several miles until Stallings crashed the car.
Columbus, GA (January 7, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Columbus, GA. The Columbus Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Friday, January 7, 2022. One man, Tabias Maddox, age 39, of Columbus, was injured in this incident. No officers were injured.
The preliminary information indicates that on Friday, January 7, 2022, at around 1:00 A.M., Columbus Police responded to a 911 call about gun shots being fired in the vicinity of Habitat Drive and Annette Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed a car leaving the area and began to pursue it. The pursuit ended nearby in the vicinity of Buena Vista Road and Chesterfield Avenue. At that time, Maddox, the driver of the car, got out and while running away, shot a handgun at police. An officer returned gunfire, hitting Maddox in the leg.
Calhoun, GA (January 6, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Calhoun, Gordon County, GA. The Calhoun Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Thursday, January 6, 2022. One man was shot and has died. No officers were injured.
Dade County, GA (January 4, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Dade County, GA. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Monday, January 3,2022. Investigators from the DeKalb County (AL) Sheriff’s Office following leads on a stolen car led them into Georgia. One man was shot by DeKalb County (AL) investigators and is in a local hospital in critical condition. No officers were injured.
Hart County, GA (January 4, 2022) – The GBI has arrested Corinna Crumpton, 30, of Toccoa, GA, in reference to an investigation that began in December of 2021 at the request of the Hartwell Police Department. Agents charged Crumpton on January 4, 2022 with sexual assault and electronically furnishing obscene materials to a minor, both felony charges.
The crimes took place between August and December of 2021. Crumpton is a Hart County High School teacher. This investigation is active and ongoing.
Forsyth, GA (January 2, 2021) – The GBI is investigating a shooting incident that happened in a Forsyth/Monroe County Walmart that left one person dead. The Forsyth Police Department asked to GBI to investigate the incident on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at around 6:30 p.m.
At 6:12 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call from a person inside Walmart indicating that someone was firing shots inside the store. Monroe County deputies and Forsyth Police officers responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation shows that Tarmaine Jontavion Bowden, age 17, of Forsyth, shot and killed Cedric James Mayes, age 17, of Forsyth. Bowden is in police custody awaiting charges.