Press Releases

GBI Investigates Homicide in Manchester

August 6, 2019

Manchester, GA – On Monday, August 5, 2019, GBI agents arrested Zy’Kevious D. Copeland, 19, of Warm Springs, GA., for the murder of K’myre Jernard “KJ” Couch, 24, of Manchester, GA.  Copeland was arrested without incident in Manchester, GA. 

“Operation End Game” Targets On-line Child Predators

July 29, 2019

Athens, GA (July 29, 2019) – As a result of a proactive undercover investigation coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (

Lumber City Drug Store Armed Robbery

July 16, 2019

Lumber City, Georgia (July 16, 2019) – On Monday, July 15, 2019, at approximately 11:00 A.M., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office assisted the Lumber City Police Department with an armed robbery at the Lumber City Drug Store located 3316