GBI Makes Arrest in Theft Investigation

Danielsville, GA (September 29, 2022) – The GBI has arrested and charged Melissa Branyon Tolbert, age 42, of Danielsville, GA, with five felony counts of theft by taking.

Fugitive Arrested in Americus Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault Investigation

Americus, GA (September 29, 2022) – Ja’Keem Carter, age 22, was arrested on outstanding armed robbery and aggravated assault warrants and taken to the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center.

DeKalb County Man Charged with the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Clarkston, GA (September 29, 2022) – On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Michael Jones, age 63, of DeKalb County, Georgia, was arrested for seven counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Jones’ online activity after receiving numerous cybertip reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession of child sexual abuse material. This investigation led to a search warrant of Jones’ home and his subsequent arrest. The GBI CEACC unit was aided in their investigation by the Clarkston Police Department and the United States Secret Service. 

“Operation Endless Consequences” Yields 200 Arrest Warrants for Gang, Drug, and Firearms Charges in Multi-Agency Investigation in Butts County

Butts County, GA (September 28, 2022) – Butts County Sheriff’s Office deputies and GBI agents obtained 200 arrest warrants during the execution of “Operation Endless Consequences.”  This operation is a multi-agency investigation involving gangs, drugs, and guns, plaguing the communities of Jackson and Flovilla in Butts County, GA.  Deputies and agents issued the arrest warrants for 69 defendants.  Of those arrested, sixteen are members of the Gangster Disciples.  Deputies and agents seized trafficking amounts of cocaine and marijuana and numerous firearms.  Of these firearms, some were stolen and in the possession of convicted felons.  Deputies and agents are in the process of identifying additional defendants.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Irwin County

Ocilla, GA (September 24, 2022) - The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Irwin County, GA. The Irwin County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on September 23, 2022, at 2:25 p.m. One man was shot and has died. No deputies were injured during this incident.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Bibb County

Macon, GA (September 22, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Macon, Georgia. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on September 21, 2022. No one was injured in the incident.

Putnam County Man Charged with the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Eatonton, GA (September 21, 2022) – On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, James Collins, Jr., age 45, of Putnam County, GA, was arrested for six counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Collins’ online activity after receiving a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online distribution of child sexual abuse material. This investigation led to a search warrant of Collins’ home and his subsequent criminal charges. The GBI CEACC unit was aided in the search warrant execution of Collins’ home and in the arrest of Collins by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Cobb County

Marietta, GA (September 15, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Marietta, Georgia. The Cobb County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on September 14, 2022. One man was shot and died from his injuries.  No officers were injured in this incident.  

Thomson Man, EMS Personnel Hospitalized after Fentanyl Exposure

Three EMS personnel in Thomson, GA are recovering after responding to the scene of what investigators believe was a fentanyl overdose that left one man dead and another man in medical distress. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Habersham County

UPDATE: The man involved in this OIS is identified as Anthony Maurice Tollison, age 39, of Mt. Airy.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Mt. Airy, GA (September 13, 2022) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Habersham County, GA. The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on September 12, 2022. One man was shot and died. No deputies were injured during this incident.