GBI Asked to Investigate Death of Rabun County Deputy

Hiawassee, GA – On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation involving an off-duty Rabun County Deputy Sheriff.  GBI Agents responded to the residence of Casey Payne located at

GBI Investigates Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Use of Force

Forsyth, GA – The GBI, in cooperation with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a use of force incident involving Monroe County deputies today.  This morning Jeffrey Keith Sligh, 36, was in the Monroe County courthouse on West Main Street in Forsyth where he was being tri


Decatur, GA -Members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office (RDEO) and the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office executed five search warrants at various locations today, culminating an 18 month long narcotics investigation.

GBI Investigates New Hope Counseling

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.

GBI’s DNA Database Has Over 3,500 Confirmed Hits

Decatur, GA – The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) has reached over 3,500 hits to unsolved cases. The total number of hits is now 3,555.

Arrest made in Murder of William Land

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 charged with the murder of William Land.  Today


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 unresponsive.

Herbal Incense Seized in Glynn County Determined to be Schedule I Substance

Savannah, GA– The Glynn County Police Department submitted several packages labeled “Crazy Clown”’, marketed as an herbal incense product, to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crime Lab in Savannah.  The laboratory analyzed the material in these packages to determine if a control

Human Trafficking Notice Law Goes Into Effect

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 Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Dea

Newton Man’s Death Being Treated as a Homicide

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 Land, approximately 87 years of age, was found