Two Georgia Teens Charged with Aggravated Assault on Peace Officers

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has announced the arrest and charging of two teenagers, Brandon Davis, aged 14, and Corinthian Newton, aged 15, both from Millen, Georgia. They face two felony counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer with a Firearm.

The investigation stemmed from an incident on March 21, 2024, when the Burke County Sheriff’s Office sought GBI assistance. According to findings, Davis and Newton escaped from a Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Georgia Highway 56 in Waynesboro while en route to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Augusta.

The pair managed to overpower the sheriff’s deputy, seizing his service weapon, and subsequently fired shots at both the Jenkins County Deputy and a Burke County Deputy. Following an extensive manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Davis and Newton were apprehended.

Following processing at the Burke County Jail, they were transferred to the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center, where they remain in custody. Despite their ages, Davis and Newton are being charged as adults.

The investigation remains active, and anyone with pertinent information is urged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Thomson, GA at 706-595-2575. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via phone at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or through the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Upon conclusion of the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

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