Press Releases

Tift County Double Homicide

July 31, 2015

Tifton, GA – On Friday, July 31, 2015 Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough requested  GBI to investigate a double homicide that occurred at 402 Cole St. in Tifton, Tift County, Ga. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the residence shortly before 9:00 am.

GBI Investigates Death of a Four Week Old Infant

July 31, 2015

Dawson, GA – On July 30, Dawson Police Department requested that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assist with a death investigation involving a four week old infant.  Earlier that morning Terrell County 911 received a call regarding an infant who wa

Seizure of 172 Marijuana Plants in West Georgia and Alabama

July 22, 2015

Tallapoosa, GA and Fruithurst, AL –On July 16, members of the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office (GA), Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force, Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office (AL), and the Alabama State Patrol conducted a joint Marijuana Eradication investig

Stewart County Homicide Investigation Arrest

July 17, 2015

Lumpkin, GA – The Americus office of the GBI is announcing the arrest of James Eggleston, 71, of 340 Hall Road Lumpkin, Georgia, for the murder of Richard Byrd.  Byrd was discovered murdered on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, deceased from injuries sustained f

Arrests Made in Norman Park Murder Case

July 16, 2015

Norman Park, GA - On July 5 at approximately 11:56 PM the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at 353 Georgia Highway 256, in Norman Park.  Family members reported finding John Hester shot outside his residence.

Stewart County Homicide Investigation

July 14, 2015

Lumpkin, GA – On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a homicide investigation.  At 10:15 am, sheriff’s deputies responded to 340 Hall Road Lumpkin, Georgia,