Sex offender arrested for brandishing BB gun - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Sex offender arrested for brandishing BB gun

(Lowndes Sheriff image) (Lowndes Sheriff image)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A teenage driver told the Sheriff’s Office she had to slam on the brakes to avoid a car that pulled out in front of her Saturday, April 9 on Good Hope Road.

She said the driver of the car jumped out of the car and began shouting, pulled a firearm, and pointed it at her, as he continued to make threats.

Last Thursday afternoon, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office noticed that same PT Cruiser driving in the area. They stopped the driver, Joshua  Elex Darling, 46, who had two handguns, which were actually BB guns.

They found that Darling is also a registered sex offender from Lowndes County.

Darling was taken to the Lowndes County Jail, charged with aggravated assault, and remains in jail. 

Anyone with information about this incident or any other can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at 229 671-2985 or on-line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved. 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Two juveniles caught breaking into Valdosta church

    Two juveniles caught breaking into Valdosta church

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-09-25 16:02:04 GMT
    (Source: VPD)(Source: VPD)

    Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street. 

    More >>

    Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street. 

    More >>
  • ASU appoints director of Center for Faculty Excellence

    ASU appoints director of Center for Faculty Excellence

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:05:13 GMT
    Dorene Medlin (Source: WALB)Dorene Medlin (Source: WALB)

    The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    More >>

    The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    More >>
  • Hot weather can drain life from car batteries

    Hot weather can drain life from car batteries

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-09-25 11:50:16 GMT
    Car mechanics urge drivers to do routine maintenance under the hood as we go into fall (Source: WALB)Car mechanics urge drivers to do routine maintenance under the hood as we go into fall (Source: WALB)

    Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.

    More >>

    Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly