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Man shot in standoff was sex offender
Also wanted for false imprisonment and other charges
Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown holds a press conference at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office concerning Monday night's deputy-involved shooting.
The man killed Monday during a standoff with law enforcement near the Bulloch/Bryan County line was a registered sex offender and had been jailed in 2014 for attacking deputies during a routine compliance check. Gary M. Wigley, 52, Highway 119 N., Brooklet, was convicted in 1988 on charges of child molestation and cruelty to a child, according to sex offender registry records. In March 2014, when he lived on Horseshoe Road in Bloomingdale, Wigley reportedly became agitated when a deputy visited his home for a routine sex offender compliance check and violently resisted arrest, according to an Effingham Herald article published shortly after the incident.
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