Manhunt for Escapee Jim Edward Lowery

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’s Office has organized a manhunt and is activ

Update: Escaped Inmate Lowery Captured

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. Ground teams were directed to Lowery's location where he was apprehended.

GBI Requested to Investigate a Gwinnett County Officer Involved Shooting

Lawrenceville, Georgia – The Gwinnett County Police Department has requested the GBI to investigate a police response to a domestic dispute which resulted in an officer shooting a 16 year old male subject.

GBI Requested to Investigate an Officer involved shooting in Savannah Georgia

Savannah, Georgia - On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by Assistant Chief Julie Tolbert, of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.  The preliminary findings are that just be

GBI Seeking Suspect in College Rape

Franklin Springs - Police are actively seeking the arrest of Anthony Elijah Jones, 19.  Jones is wanted for rape and false imprisonment.  These charges stem from a September 5, 2015 incident occurring at Emanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA.  Felony arrest warrants were obtained and a

Commercial Gambling Search Warrants across Georgia

Macon, GA – On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with local law enforcement agencies across the State, and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue executed sixteen (16) search warrants in Troup, Housto

GBI investigating Woodstock Police Department Officer Involved Shooting

Woodstock, GA – On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at approximately 3:10 AM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland Office was requested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Woodstock Police Department to conduct an investigation into an officer involved shooting involvin

Scam Alert – GBI’s Main Line (404-244-2600) Spoofed

Decatur, GA – Please be advised that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s main line (404-244-2600) has been compromised as a result of telephone spoofing.  This is a scam that the GBI has been dealing with for approximately one month.  When a telephone number is spoofed, the Caller ID of the cal

GBI Conducting an Investigation into an Officer Involved Shooting in Pickens County

Talking Rock, GA – On Saturday October 24, 2015, the GBI’s Cleveland Regional Office was requested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to investigate  an officer involved shooting by Pickens County Deputies and Georgia State Troopers that resulted in the death of John Harley Turner, 36, in Tal

Update – Arrest Made in Blackshear, GA Homicide Investigation

Blackshear, GA— On October 19, 2015, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office and Blackshear PD arrested Johnny Lindsey, age 41.  Lindsey was charged with one count of felony murder for the death of David Wilson, 37.