Midway, GA (May 10, 2020) – On Sunday, May 10, 2020, the GBI arrested Rashawn Smith, age 20, and charged him with Dissemination of Information Relating to Terroristic Acts.  He was taken into custody in Midway, GA and will be booked into the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. 

This investigation was conducted with the assistance of the FBI & Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at approximately 11:55 PM, the GBI was made aware of a Facebook post that contained a threat to future protests related to Ahmaud Arbery. This is an ongoing and active investigation. If anyone has information pertinent to this case, please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).


Public and Governmental Affairs Director Nelly Miles