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Holmes fired four times at biter who claimed she was HIV positive

Sheriff Brad White has released more information about the altercation between Major Leslie Holmes and Joy Lynn Day who allegedly bit Holmes after claiming to be HIV positive. Day was shot in the arm but is now in the Lamar County jail on multiple charges. UPDATE: Day tested negative for HIV at the hospital, sheriff White reported Sunday morning. PRESS RELEASE Lamar County Sheriff’s Office May 24, 2014 On May 24, 2014, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office experienced an officer involved shooting. At approximately 9:16 am, Major Leslie Holmes got out with a suspicious vehicle on Brown Springs Rd. at the intersection of Old Hwy 41. Major Holmes made contact with a white female, Joy Lynn Day age 39 of Griffin Ga. Major Holmes noted she believed Mrs. Day was under heavy medication or illegal narcotics. After a search of Mrs. Day’s vehicle, methamphetamine was found. Major Holmes attempted to arrest Mrs. Day and she began resisting arrest. Mrs. Day began fighting with Major Holmes trying to get her handgun. While they were fighting on the ground Mrs. Day told Major Holmes she was HIV positive and bit Major Holmes on her right arm. Mrs. Day stated numerous times that she wanted to die. Major Holmes was able to retrieve her firearm during the fight and fired four rounds striking Mrs. Day once in the left arm. Major Holmes was treated and released from the Upson County Hospital. Mrs. Day was treated for an in and out wound and released from Spalding County Hospital. Mrs. Day is currently in custody of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office being held on charges of: Aggravated Assault against a Police Officer Obstruction of a Law Enforcement officer Possession of Methamphetamine She is currently awaiting a bond hearing from the Magistrate Court.

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