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Domestic violence case lands man 25-year sentence

FROM A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY CORDELE DISTRICT ATTORNEY BRAD RIGBY:

A Crisp County jury returned guilty verdicts on December 2, 2019, following a five-day trial in the matter of the State of Georgia v. Jeremy Michael Crumley. Mr. Crumley was convicted of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, False Imprisonment, Simple Battery, Cruelty to Children, and Hindering a 911 Emergency Call, following a domestic violence incident in January of 2019.

The State of Georgia was represented by Chief Assistant District Attorney Christian Brown, on behalf of the District Attorney, Bradford L. Rigby. Mr. Crumley was represented by attorneys Patrick Kunes, Joseph Kunes, and Dustin Land. Judge T. Christopher Hughes presided over the trial, as well as the sentencing hearing, which took place on January 7, 2020. Judge Hughes sentenced Crumley to a total of 25 years with 15 years to serve in the state penitentiary and 10 years to follow on probation. Crumley was incarcerated in the Crisp County jail awaiting trial after his original bond was revoked for violating the special conditions of his bond and a protective order by contacting the victim in the case.

The Office of the District Attorney would like to thank Investigator Ben Bray of the Crisp County Sheriffs Office for his efforts in investigating the case, as well as the Gateway Child Advocacy Center. The conviction and sentence in this case demonstrate a no-tolerance policy regarding domestic violence in Crisp County. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call law enforcement or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).