Dooly County, GA (November 19, 2020) – On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the GBI arrested David Lamberth, 42. Lamberth was charged with one count of Sexual Assault that occurred in Dooly County. He was booked into the Dooly County Jail.

On Friday, October 23, 2020, the GBI Region 13 Perry office was requested by Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig and the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation into alleged sexual assault being committed with high school students by Crisp County High School Special Education Teacher and Head High School Baseball Coach David Lamberth. Preliminary information gathered by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office indicated that one sexual assault with a student occurred in Dooly County.  

Prior to resigning from the Crisp County School System on Friday, October 30, 2020, Lamberth worked for the school system since August 2013 and had been both a varsity and middle school coach during his tenure. Prior to being employed with the Crisp County School System, Lamberth was a teacher/coach with the Gwinnett County School System.     

This is an active, ongoing investigation and additional charges are expected.

If the public has information in reference to this investigation, please contact the GBI Region 13 Office at 478-987-4545. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.


Special Agent in Charge Todd Crosby