Press Releases

Former Athens-Clarke County Police Officer Arrested

November 16, 2015

Athens, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a former Athens-Clarke County police officer on Friday, November 13, 2015.  Christopher Miller, 26, of Athens, has been charged with Violation of Oath by a Public Officer, a felony, and one coun

Arrest of former GBI Agent

November 10, 2015

Macon, Georgia - On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Charles Woodall, 34, on multiple counts of Child Molestation and related charges as a result of a criminal investigation launched by the GBI in coordinatio

Theft by Taking from Deceased Police Officer's Family

November 5, 2015

Leesburg, GA - On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, David Hans Smith, 43, was arrested by the GBI Thomasville office for Theft by Taking.  Smith was arrested following an investigation into a complaint that Smith had stolen money from the family of deceased

Manhunt for Escapee Jim Edward Lowery

November 3, 2015

Laurens County, GA- On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at approximately 11:14 AM, inmate Jim Edward Lowery, 35, escaped from police custody during transport by Treutlen County Sheriff’s Office en route to the Laurens County Jail.  The Laurens County Sheriff’

Update: Escaped Inmate Lowery Captured

November 3, 2015

Laurens County, GA- Jim Edward Lowery, 35 has been captured.  At approximately 10:20 PM, an aviation unit observed Lowery in the contained search area near the Laurens County Jail.