GBI investigates officer involved shooting in Lumpkin County

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DAHLONEGA, GA

According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office:

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)investigation involving a Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Deputy.  The initial investigation revealed that the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office was called to 155 Pecks Mill Creek Road, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia, at 7:19 p.m. concerning a report of a residential alarm.   

Upon arrival, a deputy located a subject, identified as Valery Michelle Barron, age 33, of Cleveland, GA, at the residence found to be in the process of burglarizing the residence.  As the deputy attempted to arrest Barronshe resisted and entered a vehicle she drove to the residence.  While trying to flee the scene, Barron struck the deputy with her vehicle.  The deputy fired on the vehicle during the incident.  Barron was able to flee the scene, driving in an erratic manner.  She was subsequently arrested at her residence by the Lumpkin and White County Sheriff’s Offices.  It was determined that Barron was not injured as a result of the incident. 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.  Once complete, the investigation will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. 

 

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BOLO released for burglary suspect in Lumpkin County

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LUMPKIN CO.,

According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, there has been a ‘Be On The Look Out’ (BOLO) released for a female suspect, after an attempted break-in.

Deputies responded to a call for a possible break-in the Pecks Mill Creek area on Friday, March 15. While trying to run from the scene, the female suspect swerved her vehicle towards a police officer, who then shot at the tire of the vehicle to prevent escape.

Investigators and police know who the suspect is and are currently are looking for her. The LCSO released a statement on their social media page, “A short time ago, deputies responded to the Pecks Mill Creek area on a possible burglary in
progress. Deputies confirmed while on location that the home is secured and we know who the suspect is.

You may see an increase in patrol units in the area. At this time, we do not believe anyone is in danger but just be aware and if you see anything suspicious, call 911. This is an ongoing investigation.

Thanks!
Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard”

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call 911.

This is an ongoing investigation. FYN will have more information as it is received.

 

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