College Student Arrested for Computer Trespass

CARTERSVILLE –  GBI agents and Cartersville Police arrested a 19-year-old college student today for hacking into the Georgia Highlands College computer system.

Arrest of Former Arnoldsville Volunteer Fire Chief

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 counts of Theft by Conversion, one for taking

GBI Director Vernon Keenan Named Outstanding Police Chief of the Year

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) has named GBI Director Vernon Keenan as the 2008 Outstanding Police Chief of the Year.  Director Keenan was selected as the recipient for his proactive contributions to his agency, to the GACP and to the state’s law enforcement communi

Georgia CIT Program Recognized by IACP

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 Award category.  The award will be presented

Search related to 1946 Moore's Ford Lynching

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 investigation.  The Agents were following up on rece

GBI Director to Recognize Sheriff Modena

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 (CIT) Program in Georgia.

LaGrange Businessman Charged with Theft by Taking

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.  

Public's Help Sought in Identifying Banks Crossing Bank Robber; Reward Offered

BANKS CROSSING– The GBI and the Banks County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who held up the Northeast Georgia Bank at Banks Crossing on Highway 441 South last Thursday, April 24, at 12:54pm.  The Northeast Georgia Bank is offering a $1,000 reward for informati


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, Pierce County Ga. Mr.

Arrest Made in Newton County Murder

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 that occurred early this morning at 170 Trelawney Circle in NewtonCounty.