Press Releases

GBI Investigates New Hope Counseling

September 25, 2013

Gainesville, GA – The GBI executed search warrants yesterday at 322 Spring Street in Gainesville and 330 Dahlonega Street in Cumming as part of an investigation of New Hope Counseling of Gainesville and Cumming.

Arrest made in Murder of William Land

September 17, 2013

Newton, GA – A joint investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Sylvester Field Office, the Newton Police Department, and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in 44 year old Ulysses Blackshear, Jr., being ch


September 16, 2013

Sparks, GA- On Sunday, September 15, 2013, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Cook County and Sparks Police were called to a residence on North College Street in Sparks, Cook County Ga., where a 4 ½ month old male infant was found u

Newton Man’s Death Being Treated as a Homicide

September 12, 2013

Newton, GA– On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at approximately 12 p.m., Newton Police Chief Jesse Rivers requested assistance from the Sylvester Field Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in conducting a death investigation.  William La

Human Trafficking Notice Law Goes Into Effect

September 12, 2013

Decatur, GA– House Bill 141 (Kidnapping; certain businesses and establishments post a model notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services) was passed during the 2013 session of the General Assemb

GBI Assisting with Elbert County Death Investigation

September 9, 2013

Elberton, GA - On Friday, September 6, 2013, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Elbert County Sheriff's Office responded to 1048 Porter Drive in Elberton, Georgia and discovered a deceased male.  The male was identified as Rodney L.


September 3, 2013

Blackshear, GA- On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at approximately 5:25 PM, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence located on HWY 32, in Bristol, Pierce County GA., in reference to a gunshot victim.