Man shoots at ex-wife’s home

by Wes Mayer

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Jamie Lamar Croft, 35, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and terroristic threats and acts.


A man suspected of shooting at his ex-wife’s home on two separate occasions was arrested by Coweta County authorities Saturday.

Several days earlier, around 3 a.m. on Jan. 27, Jamie Lamar Croft, 35, allegedly fired one shot through the back side of his ex-wife’s home on the 100-block of Malvern Hill in Sharpsburg, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The bullet destroyed a light and pierced through a wall, and authorities recovered it in the home’s bathroom.

Security cameras were installed around the home by the owner, Yarbrough said, and although Croft was the main suspect, the cameras’ footage did not show him clearly and no charges were made against him as a result of the surveillance. Croft, however, later threatened the victim on Facebook, and said he would shoot at the home again — which he did around 7:39 p.m. on Saturday, Yarbrough said.

According to Yarbrough, the second bullet entered the home’s garage, and this time, the video cameras clearly revealed Croft was behind the shooting.

Investigators apprehended and arrested Croft and found a .380 pistol in his possession. Croft was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and terroristic threats and acts, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail where he is being held without bond, Yarbrough said.



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