Cpl. Chad Moxon had been charged with making false statements and writings regarding a domestic incident in which he was shot by another man on June 12. Two other charges were dismissed, according to the Spalding County District Attorney’s Office.
The case against the man charged with shooting Moxon has yet to be adjudicated, according to the District Attorney’s Office. That man, Richard Bivens of Locust Grove, was initially charged with battery and later bonded out of jail.
According to initial reports from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to 4768 Old Atlanta Road in reference to a person shot. When officers arrived, they made contact with the shooter and the victim.
The shooter, Bivens, was taken into custody and the victim, Moxon, was turned over to emergency medical personnel with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim had been shot once in the hip area.
Sheriff’s Office investigators were called to the scene and learned that the victim was an off-duty Griffin police officer at the time of the incident. Investigators also learned that the incident involved a domestic situation between the officer and the ex-boyfriend of the female that the officer was visiting at the Old Atlanta Road residence.
Investigators worked with the District Attorney’s Office regarding the shooting part of the investigation due to conflicting stories during the initial phase of the investigation, including Bivens stating that he shot Moxon in self-defense and not knowing the person he shot was a Griffin police officer.
At the time, investigators said that evidence from the investigation had shown that the incident was a domestic situation over a female.