The GBI is releasing the names of the three officers in Thursdays Henry County shooting: Fallen Locust Grove Officer Chase Maddox Photo 3, Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael D. Corley (pic 1) & Ralph Sidwell “Sid” Callaway (pic 2)
THIRD UPDATE ON SHOOTINGS OF TWO DEPUTIES AND A LOCUST GROVE OFFICER WHO WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE..
A Locust Grove Police Officer was killed and two Henry County Deputies were shot about 10:00 am Friday Morning while the Deputies were serving a Bench Warrant for failure to appear.
The subject of the arrest has not been identified at this time but the Locust Grove Mayor identified the 26 year old Police Officer as Chase Maddox of Patton Road in Pike County. He had been with the department for about five years.
Henry County Sheriff Kenneth McBrayer said his deputies Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael D. Corley, and Ralph Sidwell “Sid” Callaway were in Locust Grove to serve a failure to appear warrant.
Reports of the shootings were confirmed by the Sheriff Brayer at a news conference about 2:05 Friday afternoon. The incident was reported to be in a residence on St. Francis Court in Locust Grove, near Tanger Mall outlet located on I-75 at Locust Grove Road. When deputies realized that they were going to have resistance from the resident they called in assistance from the Locust Grove Police Department. An altercation between the suspect and officers broke out and gunfire started inside the home, the resident was killed, as well as Locust Grove Officer Chase Maddox.
The two Deputies were air lifted by Emory Helicopter Air Ambulance based at the Griffin Spalding Airport to the Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. The police officer was also sent to the Atlanta Medical center and pronounced dead shortly after being transported.
Sheriff McBrayer said he has called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation who will be investigating the incident. GBI agent and spokesperson Nellie Myers said more information will be release soon as the investigation continues.
WKEU news has been advised that the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church pastor Wade Corley is the Brother of one of the Deputies that was shot and severely wounded. Deputy Michael Corley lives at 277 Slaughter Road in Spalding County. The second deputy was hit in his ballistic vest and received buses and trauma injuries and was later released Thursday by the Hospital. Both deputies are expected to recover.
Wade Corley, said of his brother “Thank God for the bulletproof vest.” The Bullet went through the vest and caught him on the right side of his ribs.