Press Releases

Pearson Police Officer Arrested

October 8, 2008

PEARSON-On Friday October 3, 2008, the Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office and GBI arrested Pearson Police Officer Robert Julian “R.J.” Bennett, 28 years of age.

Meriwether County Unidentified Remains

August 26, 2008

GREENVILLE, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a black male who was the apparent victim of a homicide.

GBI's DNA Database Reaches 1000 Confirmed Hits

August 25, 2008

DECATUR -   The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) today reached 1000 hits to unsolved cases with the matching of DNA from an incarcerated state prisoner to DNA evidence from a 1987

Two Carroll County Lawyers Indicted on Theft Charges

August 22, 2008

DOUGLASVILLE – As a result of a GBI investigation, two Carroll County lawyers were indicted yesterday by a Douglas County Grand Jury on charges related to theft from the estate of a murder victim.  Candice Rader and Valerie Cooke, attorneys for Debra P

Autopsy Completed on Michaele Carnahan

July 31, 2008

Decatur – An autopsy conducted this morning by Georgia Bureau of Investigation Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jacqueline Martin has disclosed that Michaele Carnahan died from a heart abnormality.  Ms.