Press Releases

Arrest in Auburn, GA Murder Investigation

March 18, 2017

Auburn, Georgia – On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Auburn Police Department to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of Dorothy Russell, age 51, of Statham, GA.

Arrest of Former Laurens County Deputy Sheriff

March 17, 2017

Sandersville, Georgia - On March 16, 2017, former Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Chris Chappell, age 53, was arrested in connection with a kidnapping and assault incident which occurred in Washington County on January 15, 2017.

Reward for Information in Missing Person Investigation

March 14, 2017

Fargo, GA – A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to locating Jacob “Jake” Dewitt Conner.  Conner, 30, was last seen around Score Bridge Road and Plumb Bush Road near Fargo, Georgia on February 1, 2017.  Law enforcement

GBI Arrests Rome Police Officer

March 13, 2017

Rome, Georgia – On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Calhoun Office and GBI’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office concluded a six-month investigation resulting in the arrest of Ernest Edward Cox, age 39.

Three Search Warrants Executed in Rome, Georgia

March 10, 2017

On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, GBI Region 1 Calhoun Office, and the Georgia State Patrol Post 38, concluded a six (6) month narcotics investigation resulting in the arrest of Tyson Brown,

GBI Identifies Human Remains Found in Atkinson County

March 1, 2017

Willacoochee, GA – The human remains found on Charlie Harper Road in Willacoochee on February 10, 2017 have been identified.  The discovered body is Kiree Hersey, 18, who had been missing since November 5, 2016 (see attachment).  Hersey’s deat

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta, GA

February 26, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia – On Saturday, February 25, 2017, at approximately 11:07 PM, the Atlanta Police Department requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to investigate an officer involved shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.  Preliminary infor