Lowndes Co. sex offender allegedly pulls gun on teen during road rage incident

| April 19, 2016


NAYLOR – A registered sex offender has been arrested for pulling a firearm on teenager during a road rage incident last week.

Last week, a 17-year-old victim filed a report with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office detailing the April 9 incident.

The victim was reportedly driving on Good Hope Road at around 6 p.m. when a black PT Cruiser pulled out from a cross street in front of the victim, causing her to abruptly stop in order to avoid a crash,” said LCSO Capt. Stryde Jones.

“The driver of the second vehicle immediately exited and approached the victim, who was still seated in her vehicle. The male began shouting at the victim, pulled a firearm and pointed it at the victim as he continued to make threats,” Jones said. “The victim immediately drove away and called for help.”

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday , LCSO detectives were in the Good Hope Road area when they noticed the PT Cruiser driving in the area. A traffic stop was performed and the driver identified as Joshua Darling, according to LCSO reports

“The detectives also noticed that Darling had two handguns on him which when they checked were actually BB guns,” Jones said.

Joshua Elex Darling, 46, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail. He appeared in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court on Monday for an arraignment hearing and is currently still in jail.

Darling is also a registered sex offender who resides in Lowndes County.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (229) 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985 or on-line at www.lowndessheriff.com. The Sheriff’s Office is also accessible on Facebook.

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7 Comments on "Lowndes Co. sex offender allegedly pulls gun on teen during road rage incident"

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  1. THEREALNEWS says:

    Look at the Ted Cruz crowd back at it again

  2. Duane A. Webb says:

    Why is Captain Jones referring to the accuser as a ‘victim’.

    No one has proven that anyone was victimized.

    It sounds like she’s a vigilante criminal who was stalking him due to his prior conviction and it was her intent to harass and provoke him.

    Ignoring that possibility clearly indicates that Captain Jones is biased in this matter, and he is presenting the information in such a way as to attack/slander Mr. Darlings reputation.

    • An Observer says:

      Why are you defending an armed, road raging, previously convicted pervert and maligning a 17-year-old unarmed female?

    • Eric "Da Blacksheep" TrixNDix says:

      What did you read? It clearly isn’t the same story posted here. Let me guess, you’re a cousin or friend of the pervert?

  3. Nikki says:

    Duane- you must be related to the man who did this. The 17 year old was a victim. She didn’t go at him with a gun, and most BB guns look very real. Furthermore, Stryde Jones is a GREAT man, and he is always unbiased in my experience. So how about you go get bent by a billy goat.

  4. Rex Reed says:

    I can’t believe the number of cop h a t e r s in Lowndes County. These guys have a very stressful job and WANT to make the community a better place to live.