Press Releases

Death Investigation on Springer Mountain

June 7, 2016

Fannin County, Georgia – On Saturday June, 4, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Forestry Service to assist with a death investigation at a campsi

Update: Arrest in the Dantay Ates Homicide Investigation

June 2, 2016

Cochran, Georgia – On May 25, 2016, the GBI secured an adult murder warrant on a second individual in connection with the shooting death of Dantay Ates.   On June 1, 2016, a 14 year old juvenile was taken into custody in Alabama on the warrant and is b

Update: Broxton, GA Aggravated Assault Investigation

June 1, 2016

Broxton, GA – On Wednesday, June 2, 2016, GBI agents along with Broxton PD officers secured arrest warrants for Dustin Ryan Steverson for four (4) counts of Aggravated Assault, two (2) counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, Aggravated Stalkin

Reward Offered in the Rabun County Bank Robbery

May 27, 2016

Dillard, Georgia – In an effort to encourage public assistance in identifying the person responsible for the Rabun County Bank Robbery, a reward is being offered.  The reward amount is $5000 and it is being offered for information leading to t

Four Year Homicide Investigation Culminates in an Arrest

May 26, 2016

Oglethorpe County, GA – On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Victor Blockum for the 2012 murder of Monroe banker, Charles Parker.  The GBI presented this investigation to an Oglethorpe County Grand Jury on Mond

Arrest of Murray County Middle School Teacher

May 20, 2016

Murray County, GA –  On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested and charged Bagley Middle School Teacher Shari Clanton, age 55, with one count of simple battery for allegedly hitting a special needs student at the Middl