UPDATE 07/18/2022 6:20 p.m. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released new details in a murder investigation in Schley County.

According to GBI officials, Jamie Leon Harris has been charged with three counts of felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault, and one count of feticide in the case in connection to the killings, one of the victims a pregnant woman.

Schley County Deputies responded to a home in the 800 block of Ira Kelly Road in the early morning hours of Monday, July 18, 2022, following reports of a shooting. When deputies arrived the found the bodies of three people at the home.

According to the GBI, Harris, 37 of Buena Vista, lived in the home with three the victims. The victims have been identified as Paula Kelly, age 65, Charles Brown, age 69, and Lara Bullard, age 23.

Officials said Harris was arrested at the scene.

Harris was in a relationship with Paula Kelly, according to investigators. Charles Brown is Kelly’s brother and Lara Bullard is Kelly’s pregnant granddaughter.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the GBI at 229-931-2439. Tips can also be submitted online or by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477).


SCHLEY COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – Three people are dead in Schley County and a suspect is under arrest in connection to their killings, according to officials with the Schley County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Shane Tondee confirms to WRBL that a grandmother, the grandmother’s brother, and a pregnant granddaughter have been killed.

Tondee said the murders happened overnight on Ira Kelly Road. Deputies responded to the scene between midnight and 1:00 a.m., on July 18, 2022.

The names of the victims have not been released at this time.

According to Tondee, Jamie Leon Harris is in custody following the killings.

A mugshot for Harris has not been released at this time.

The case is being investigated by the sheriff’s office with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL on air and online for new details as they become available.