Arrests Made in Brooks County Voter Fraud Investigation

QUITMAN, GA - Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Brooks County Sheriff’s Office and Quitman Police Department arrested ten(10) individuals on December 21, 2010, as a result of a five-month voter fraud investigation.

Cook County Inmate Death

Adel - On Saturday, November 13, 2010, at approximately 5:00 a.m., an inmate at the Cook County Jail collapsed at the jail and was transported to the Adel Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

GBI's Unit Targeting Child Porn and Internet Predators Receives IACP Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations

DECATUR, GA - Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan is pleased to announce that the GBI’s High Technology Investigations Unit (HTIU) has been presented with the 2010 Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

GBI Completes Examination of Theresa Parker's Remains

DECATUR, GA - The recovered remains of Theresa Parker have been carefully examined by the GBI Medical Examiner's Office. Thorough examination of the recovered remains did not reveal any evidence of specific inflicted traumatic injury that would have caused her death.

Doubts Surface in Jasper Rape Claim


Three Charged in Ongoing Georgia Tech Investigation

ATLANTA, GA – Three Georgia Tech employees turned themselves in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office this morning as result of arrest warrants obtained by the GBI in connection with an ongoing investigation into misappropriation of funds and resources from the school’s Georgia Electronic Design

Columbus Attorney Arrested on Drug Charges

COLUMBUS, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested Columbus attorney, Mark Shelnutt, on eight (8) counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Shelnutt was arrested by agents today at the Columbus Government Center.


EPWORTH, GA - On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, Special Agents with the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) along with members of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Chris Welch, 777 Hamby Road in Epworth, Georgia.  This warrant was

Deaths related to Prescription Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise

DECATUR - As a result of an analysis of autopsies performed by the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in which drug overdose was the cause of death or a significant contributing factor in the death, it was found that of the 670 drug overdose deaths in 2009, 584 involved prescription drugs or a combina

Hart County Investigation

HARTWELL, GA - On Monday, September 13, 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Hart County Deputy David Luther Brown, 46, on two (2) counts of VGCSA – Possession of a Schedule II drug.  Later, on Wednesday September 15, 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Hart County De