Sex offender arrested for brandishing BB gun

Sex offender arrested for brandishing BB gun

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

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