Colquitt County, GA (January 6, 2021) - On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Amber Richter, 25, was arrested and charged with providing prohibited items to an inmate and violation of oath of office. Richter was booked into the Colquitt County Jail.

On Monday, January 4, 2021, the GBI was requested by the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation into information received by investigators that a Colquitt County Jailer was bringing contraband into a jail inmate. The investigation revealed that Jailer Amber Richter brought prohibited contraband into the Colquitt County Jail and provided it to an inmate. This took place within the last two weeks. 

The case is still active. Once complete, it will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation can contact the GBI Thomasville Field Office at 229-225-4090. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Contact SAC Jamy Steinberg

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