South Georgia Crime & Safety

GBI Arrests Camden County Man on Multiple Charges Related to Woodbine Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

crime scene tape appears across a photo with gbi logo for investigation of officer-involved shooting

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the GBI arrested Varshan Brown, 47, of Camden County, Georgia and charged him with three counts of Aggravated Assault Against a Peace Officer, two counts of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. 

Brown is connected to an officer involved shooting incident that happened on May 4, 2021 at Brown’s Woodbine, Georgia residence.  The GBI secured an arrest warrant for Brown on May 20, 2021. 

In May, a preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 4:51 a.m., the Camden County Sheriff’s Office was executing a drug related search warrant in the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 17 in Woodbine, GA. Law enforcement knocked and announced themselves before making entry into the residence. Upon entry, there was an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of the residence, identified as Varshawn Lamont Brown, age 46, and Latoya Denise James, age 37, and law enforcement. During the incident, Brown was injured and transported to the hospital. James was shot and died at the scene.

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Brown was arrested without incident. 

Once the investigation is completed, the case will be provided to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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