Enigma, GA (December 22, 2023) – The GBI charged Cecil Giddens, age 79, of Enigma, on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, with simple battery, two counts of simple assault, two counts of battery, and two counts of disorderly conduct. Giddens is the Mayor of Enigma, Georgia. He turned himself in without incident to the Berrien County Jail on Thursday, December 21, 2023. 

On June 15, 2023, the GBI was requested by the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office to investigate an alleged assault that occurred at a city council meeting on June 12, 2023. On October 27, 2023, Giddens allegedly assaulted another city council member, and the GBI was also requested to investigate that incident. The charges against Giddens stem from both incidents. 

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at (229) 686-7015 or the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Douglas, Georgia at (912) 389-4103. Anonymous 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. 

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution. 


Special Agent in Charge Jason Seacrist


Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jessica Hamilton