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Malcolm Jamal “MJ” Mobley arrested after standoff

By Erica O’Neal                                                                 Sheriff Billy Hancock along with SWAT officers lead Mobley’s cousin to the door in an attempt to persuade Mobley to give himself up.

CORDELE– An 18-year-old wanted man, Malcolm Jamal “MJ” Mobley was arrested and taken into custody after about an hour and a half standoff in a residence located at 110 W 14th Ave. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office receieved a tip earlier in the day and executed a search warrant of the residence. Upon arrival, officers saw Mobley stick his head out the window, realized that officers were surrounding the residence and went back inside the house and would not come out.

“We tried several things. We tried using his cousin to talk to him, officers tried to talk to him. We requested the Special Response Team from the four county area, Dooly, Crisp, Tift and Turner. The communications and dialog that had been ongoing since 3:30 paid off. He came to the front of the building, laid down and gave himself up and was taken into custody without incident,” Sheriff Billy Hancock said in a press briefing after Mobley’s arrest.

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Mobley for roughly the last week and a half and was wanted in Appling County even longer than that.

Mobley had eleven charges total against him prior to his capture. Charges include multiple felonies: aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, criminal damage to property in the first degree, theft by taking and theft by recieving stolen property.

More charges will be filed now that Mobley is in custody.