Press Releases

GBI Makes Arrests in Shooting of One Year Old

October 10, 2019

Tifton, GA (October 10, 2019) – On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Tift County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dewayne McClatchey, Jr., 22, in the accidental shooting of Mason Jordan Foster, 1, in Tift County.

Former Bleckley County High School Teacher Arrested

October 7, 2019

Cochran, GA (October 7, 2019) – On Monday, October 7, 2019, former Bleckley County High School teacher Brantley Aaron Collins, 25, was arrested for one felony count of Sexual Assault by Persons with Supervisory or Disciplinary Authority.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Athens, GA

October 6, 2019

Update - 10/9/19 - The subject has been identified as Salvador Salazar, age 28, of North Carolina.  He remains in the hospital in serious condition.  An arrest warrant has been issued and turned over to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to be served f