2 arrested in Coffee Co. officer-involved shooting, GBI investigating
DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was called to help in a Coffee County investigation on Wednesday afternoon after an officer-involved shooting on the 800 block of Bowens Mill Road SE in Douglas.
Around 3 p.m., the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office(CCSO) was conducting an investigation involving the theft of cargo trailers.
Deputies saw individuals in the process of making a fraudulent cargo trailer purchase and attempted the make an arrest. The individuals then attempted to get away and hit a deputy with their vehicle, according to the GBI.
During the incident, James Jones, 49, of Atlanta, was shot multiple times by deputies. He was taken to a local medical center, then taken to a hospital in Savannah. The GBI says he is in stable condition.
The deputy was taken to a local medical center before being life-flighted to a hospital in Savannah. The deputy is in stable condition.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jones and Dexter Bowen, 53, of Atlanta, in connection to the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the GBI regional investigative office in Douglas at (912) 389-4103 or the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to 1 (800) 597-TIPS, online here, or on the See Something, Send Something app.
The investigation is ongoing.
Stay with WALB for updates.
Copyright 2023 WALB. All rights reserved.