GBI Investigates Kidnapping of Child in Long County

Long County, GA (January 07, 2021) – On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Long County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the kidnapping of a 7 month old infant, along with the aggravated assault of the child’s mother.  A Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert, was issued to locate the child and Leander Nathaniel Harris, age 23, of Glennville, GA.  The GBI recovered the child safely and uninjured in Statesboro, GA, with the help of the Long County Sheriff’s Office, Statesboro Police Department, the Bulloch County Sherriff’s Office, the Evans County Sheriff's Office, and the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office.

GBI Arrests Colquitt County Jailer

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.

GBI Arrests Former Credit Union Employee for Theft

Griffin, GA, (January 5, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the GBI arrested Gregory Ryan Edge, 41, of Williamson, GA, for six counts of felony theft by deception.

On March 19, 2020, the GBI Region 2 Field Office was requested by the Griffin Police Department to assist in investigating suspicious activity reported on loans at The Southern Credit Union in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. Initial investigation identified former credit union employee, Gregory Ryan Edge, as a subject with alleged involvement of theft of approximately five customers’ funds during various loan activities.

GBI Arrests Firefighter for Theft

Hartwell, GA (January 4, 2021) – The GBI has arrested Nicholas Leard, 38, of Lavonia, Georgia on five counts of felony theft by taking.