GBI Arrests Cairo Chief of Police for Theft

Cairo, GA (December 3, 2019) – On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, the GBI arrested Cairo Chief of Police Keith Sandefur for two counts of theft by conversion.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Clayton County, GA

UPDATE: The identity of the subject in this officer involved shooting is Jimmie Phillips, 68, of Morrow, GA.

Morrow, GA (December 2, 2019) – On Monday, December 2, 2019, at approximately 1:45 a.m., the GBI Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Clayton County Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.

Members of Aryan Brotherhood Criminal Street Gang Arrested After Lengthy Investigation

A several month-long illegal drug and criminal street gang investigation conducted by the ARDEO ended with two search warrants being executed at two residences in Habersham County, GA. Multiple arrests were made from Tennessee and Georgia for various drug charges, Racketeering Influence Corruption Organization Act (RICO), Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and firearm charges. Multiple firearms, illegal narcotics, and drug objects were seized at both residences. Some of the individuals within the case are associates and/or members of the criminal street gang, “Aryan Brotherhood.” 

GBI Investigates In-Custody Death at the Carroll County Jail

Carrollton, GA (November 25, 2019) – On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death of Marquis Hayslett, 28. 

GBI Arrests Former Paulding County Deputy on Child Molestation Charges

Paulding County, GA (November 25, 2019) – On November 25, 2019, Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 1 Field Office arrested Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Sorrells, age 48, for two counts of Child Molestation and Violation of Oath of Office. 

GBI Makes Arrest in Death Investigation in Forsyth, GA

Forsyth, GA (November 23, 2019) – On Saturday, November 23, 2019, the GBI arrested Jazma Rashiid Banks, 32, of Forsyth, GA for the murder of David Jordan, 41, of Forsyth, GA.

GBI Investigates Death in Berrien County

Nashville, GA (November 22, 2019) – On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Richmond County, GA

UPDATE: On Friday, November 22, 2019, Deonquez Reid, 18, of Augusta, was arrested without incident at the Augusta Mart, 1713 MLK Jr. Blvd., Augusta, GA by GBI Agents and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Reid is charged with Tampering with Evidence (Felony) and is currently being held at the Richmond County Jail.  

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Hampton, GA

Hampton, GA (November 20, 2019) – On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at approximately 3:52 a.m., the GBI Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Hampton Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Lumpkin County, GA

Lumpkin County, GA (November 20, 2019) – On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.