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Guilty Verdict in Aggravated Assaults Against Glynn County Law Enforcement Officers
State v. Grant Anderson Billings

Sept 1, 2023

District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that a Glynn County jury returned guilty verdicts on August 31, 2023, against Grant Anderson Billings, 34, of Lawrenceville, GA, for the offenses of Felony Fleeing and Eluding and four counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Evidence presented at trial showed that on February 27, 2023, the defendant, Billings, driving a white Chevy 2500 work truck, was seen speeding on Spur 25 eastbound towards Interstate 95, by a Glynn County Police Department (GCPD) officer. The officer tried to stop Billings, who refused to pull over. After two other GCPD units arrived, he pulled to the shoulder of the roadway, then fled at a high rate of speed on Golden Isles Parkway. GCPD terminated their pursuit; however, a lookout alert was broadcast for the truck.

Deputies from the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) spotted the truck, still driving erratically, and pulled behind it. Billings then began to flee again at a high rate of speed and was driving recklessly. After other GCSO deputies responded, Billings drove into the residential neighborhood of Waverly Pines. In the ensuing moments, Billings assaulted deputies with his truck, striking one deputy in the leg and pinning one deputy against his patrol vehicle. Were it not for a fire hydrant that stopped the momentum of the truck, the deputy would have been seriously injured. Billings drove his vehicle into the Sheriff’s car, assaulting him while continuing to flee. Billings placed many Glynn County citizens in danger with his reckless driving.

Ultimately, Sheriff Neal Jump used the precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver, and spun Billings into the median of the Golden Isles Parkway where he was arrested.

Billings, a two-time convicted felon from the Atlanta area, had a female in the truck with him. This female was the victim in one of his previous felony convictions and he was under a sentence to have no contact with the female. The female admitted this at trial, as well as offering testimony that Billings had been drinking whiskey.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Presley. Following the jury verdict of guilty on all counts, Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane sentenced Billings to a total of 50 years – 30 years to serve in the custody of the Department of Corrections, and 20 years’ probation consecutive to the prison term along with a $7500 fine.

“We want to thank all the law enforcement officers in Glynn County, and throughout our circuit, for all of the hard work they do every day to keep our streets and our community safe.” said District Attorney Higgins. “It is often a thankless and tireless job, but we want them to know that they are appreciated.”

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.