Press Releases

5 Inmates Charged with Armed Robbery and Murder

August 13, 2012

Jackson, GA - The GBI has charged 5 inmates at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in  Jackson, Georgia with the armed robbery and murder of fellow inmate, Laderick Cornellius Chappel, 33, Albany, Ga.

Crawford Man Charged With Murder of Missing Person

May 1, 2012

Perry, GA—Yesterday, GBI agents from the Perry Regional Office and Crawford County Sheriff’s Investigators, assisted by the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, charged 48 year-old Crawford County resident Jeffrey Averett with the murder

Human Remains Found in Crawford County

April 22, 2012

Perry, GA—On Saturday, April 21, 2012, a park ranger patrolling Camp Benjamin Hawkins Boy Scout reservation in Crawford County discovered the decomposed body of a white male wrapped in bed linens.

Irwinton City Employees Charged with Theft

April 18, 2012

Irwinton, Ga. - Lisa Brooks, the Irwinton City Clerk, and Roger Ford, the employee responsible for street maintenance, were arrested today and charged with Theft by Taking by agents of the GBI Milledgeville Office.


April 17, 2012

PEARSON- On Monday, April 16, 2012, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Tri-County 911 received a call in reference to Curtis Lee McCutchen, 74 years old, being discovered deceased in his residence by family members.

Auburn Man Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

April 12, 2012

Auburn, GA – As result of a search warrant executed today at a residence in Auburn by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Gwinnett County Police Department, the GBI charged Thomas Carey Wakem