GBI Arrests Former Carrollton Police Officer for Child Molestation and Violation of Oath by Public Officer

Carrollton, GA (April 22, 2022) – The GBI has arrested former Carrollton Police Officer Jerric Gilbert, 35, of Carrollton, GA on one count of Child Molestation and one count of Violation of Oath by Public Officer.

GBI Arrests Florida Man in Wilkinson County Double Homicide Investigation

The GBI has arrested and charged Jordan Kyle Lemaster, age 34, with murder and aggravated assault for a double homicide that happened on Elm Street in Gordon, Wilkinson County, GA.  Police found Pamela Ann Williams, 70, and Ricky Howard Williams, 74, deceased in their home.  The Gordon Police Department asked GBI agents to assist with this investigation on Monday, April 18, 2022.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Garden City

Garden City, GA (April 19, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Garden City, GA. The Garden City Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 18, 2022. No one was seriously injured during the incident.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Gordon County

Gordon County, GA (April 19, 2022)The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Gordon County, GA. The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 19, 2022. One man is deceased. No deputies were injure

Arrest Made in Sandersville Homicide Investigation

Sandersville, GA (April 19, 2022) – On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Santavious Louis Roberts, age 35, of Sandersville, was arrested for malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Roberts was booked into the Washington County Jail.

GBI Requests Assistance Identifying Male Hiker - UPDATE

4/18/22 Update:

The GBI has identified the male hiker found on January 21, 2022, off the Benton MacKaye Trail in Fannin County Georgia as Stephen Lucas Ryan, 41, of Pennsylvania.

This identification was made because of the work of the FBI, GBI Crime Lab and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

Thank you to those that shared information to help identify the hiker.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

The GBI is requesting assistance from the public in identifying a deceased man believed to be a hiker on Springer Mountain found on January 21, 2022. The man was found specifically off the Benton MacKaye Trail, which is part of the Appalachian Trail in Fannin County. A forensic artist’s rendering of the man is attached.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

UPDATE:

The man involved in this officer involved shooting is identified as Nickolas Elisha Pierson, age 20.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Atlanta, GA (April 16, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Saturday, April 16, 2022. One man died in the incident.

GBI, ATF, & Grantville Police Department Announce Arrest in Grantville Triple Homicide

Update: April 15, 2022

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Grantville Police Department announce the arrest of Jacob Christian Muse, 21, of College Park, Georgia.  Muse is charged with three counts of Malice Murder in connection with the April 8, 2022 triple homicide at the Lock, Stock & Barrel Shooting Range in Grantville, Georgia.  Muse has been booked into the Coweta County Jail and this joint investigation remains active and ongoing

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Banks County

Homer, GA (April 15, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Homer, Banks County, GA. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 14, 2022. One man is shot. No deputies were injured.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Thomasville

Thomasville, GA (April 14, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Thomasville, GA. The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 14, 2022. One man is shot. No officers were injured.