GBI: Suspect in shootout with the Bartow sheriff’s office last week is in custody. Jail records show he faces eight counts including aggravated assault, obstruction of law officers.

GBI: Suspect in shootout with the Bartow sheriff’s office last week is in custody. Jail records show he faces eight counts including aggravated assault, obstruction of law officers.

The GBI reports that Justin Ray Green, age 39, has been arrested by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force without incident. Neither officers nor Green were injured in the original incident or subsequent arrest. He was booked into Bartow County Jail Friday night.
Jail reports show he’s charged with:
  • Receipt, possession of transfer of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony.
  • Three counts of willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.
  • Three counts of aggravated assault with a gun.

Media release: According to Sheriff Clark Millsap:
On Tuesday, May 18, at approximately 8:50 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 137 Mountain View Road in Acworth in reference to locating Justin Ray Green, 39, who was living in an outside building on the property.
Green was reported to have been intoxicated, acting disorderly, and discharging a firearm at the time of the call. Green also had outstanding warrants for his arrest from a prior incident.
Upon arrival, deputies encountered Green in the backyard of the property. Green fired multiple shots at deputies and fled into the wooded area behind the residence. Both Green and deputies exchanged gun fire during the incident. A perimeter was established but Green was not located by deputies.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) was contacted and Agents responded to the scene because of the incident being an officer-involved shooting and took over the investigation.
Green is wanted for multiple misdemeanor and felony warrants including Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Green is considered to be armed and dangerous. Please contact 911 if you see or know the whereabouts of Justin Ray Green and do not approach him.

From the GBI: The agency is investigating an officer involved shooting at the request of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information indicates that on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at approximately 8:50 p.m., deputies were called to 137 Mountain View Rd SE Acworth, GA, about locating Justin Ray Green, 39, who was living in an outside building on the property.

Green was reportedly intoxicated and discharging a firearm at the time of the 911 call. When deputies arrived, they saw Green in the backyard of the property.  Green fired multiple shots at deputies and ran into the wooded area behind the residence. Both Green and deputies exchanged gunfire during the incident. A perimeter was established, but Green was not located by deputies.

Green is wanted for multiple misdemeanor and felony warrants including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact 911.  Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.  Do not approach him.

This is the 31st officer=involved shooting that the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2021 and second in Bartow County..

Red dot (center, right) shows Mountain View Road area where the suspect was last spotted. Google Map.
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