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Shooting victim in critical condition
Suspect charged with aggravated assault
James Jeffrey Stubbs

One man is behind bars and one is in critical condition after a Tuesday night shooting at a B. Stubbs Road residence near Clito.

Keith Wesley Brannen, 43, of Plantation Mobile Home Park, was transported by Air Evac Tuesday to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, suffering from a gunshot wound, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

James Jeffrey Stubbs, 52, of the residence where the shooting took place, was jailed on an aggravated assault charge. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

Sheriff’s patrol deputies were dispatched to the residence at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, deputies found Brannen on the ground with a gunshot wound, Anderson said Wednesday morning in a news release.

Wednesday afternoon, Brannen remained in critical condition.

Stubbs was located during a protective sweep of the home by patrol deputies. He was detained for investigation, and the scene was processed by investigators over a period of several hours, Anderson said.

Investigators questioned witnesses who were at the scene when the shooting occurred, including a juvenile.

Stubbs has a lengthy history of arrests in Bulloch and other counties, according to Bulloch County Jail records. While many records are sealed by the state because of recent privacy law changes, public record shows Stubbs was arrested multiple times on battery charges, including incidents in November 1999 and January 2002.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jared Akins said Wednesday further details of the shooting are yet unavailable due to the ongoing investigation status.

Anyone with information on this case should contact sheriff's Investigator Dusty Williams at (912) 764-1703 or submit an anonymous tip to

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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