Press Releases

Arrest of Former Arnoldsville Volunteer Fire Chief

July 22, 2008

On Monday, July 21, 2008, Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Athens arrested former Arnoldsville Volunteer Fire Chief Albert “Joe” Siegert, age 33, presently of an Athens address.  Siegert was arrested and charged with three (3) felony

Georgia CIT Program Recognized by IACP

July 16, 2008

DECATUR – GBI Director Vernon Keenan is proud to announce that the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) has been selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as a 2008 IACP Civil Rights Award recipient in the Multi-Agency Team

Search related to 1946 Moore's Ford Lynching

July 1, 2008

During the past two days, Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) have conducted searches on property located on Michael Road in Walton County, Georgia in reference to the Moore’s Ford investi

GBI Director to Recognize Sheriff Modena

May 27, 2008

DECATUR – Tomorrow at 2:30pm, GBI Director Vernon Keenan will be visiting Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena to recognize the Sheriff for his leadership in advancing the Crisis Intervention Team (C

LaGrange Businessman Charged with Theft by Taking

May 16, 2008

LAGRANGE – As result of an investigation requested by Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Pete Skandalakis and the Georgia Secretary of State, a LaGrange businessman has been charged by the GBI with Theft by Taking.  


April 29, 2008

Blackshear- On Sunday April 27, 2008, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Pierce County Deputies were called to the residence of Ellis Lee Taylor located on

Money Hole Road
, in Blackshear

Arrest Made in Newton County Murder

April 26, 2008

DECATUR – Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols and GBI Director Vernon Keenan announced that Abel Torres, 28, was arrested today in Birmingham, Alabama, for the murder of his roommate