Two Arrests Made in Grady County Death Investigation

Cairo, GA (January 18, 2023) – Ashton Taylor Martin, age 20, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, felony murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Morgan Brenne McRae, age 22, has been arrested and charged with concealing the death of another.

Pickens County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Jasper, GA (January 17, 2023) – On Friday, January 6, 2023, Terry Lee Pixley Jr, age 25, of Pickens County, GA, was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. Two counts were for possession and two counts were for distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Pixley’s online activity after receiving a cybertipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online production, possession, and distribution of CSAM. During the investigation, it was determined that Pixley might have moved to North Carolina. With the assistance of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), new leads were generated and revealed that Pixley was possibly back in Georgia. Pixley was found at a home in Jasper, GA and arrested. Pixley was taken to the Pickens County Jail.

Clayton County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Jonesboro, GA (January 17, 2023) – On Friday, January 6, 2023, Miles Butler, age 43, of Clayton County, GA, was arrested and charged with seven counts (two counts of distribution and five counts of possession) 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 Butler’s online activity after receiving a cybertipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material. This investigation led to a search warrant of Butler’s home and his subsequent arrest. The GBI CEACC Unit was aided in the execution of this search warrant by the Clayton County Police Department and United States Probation Office. Butler was taken to the Clayton County Jail.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Snellville

Snellville, GA (January 16, 2023) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Snellville, GA. The Snellville Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on January 16, 2023. One man was shot and has non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured in this incident.

Oglethorpe County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children 

Colbert, GA (January 13, 2023) – On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Jasper Robert Andre, age 80, of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, was arrested and charged with two counts of Distribution of Child Pornography, three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, and one count of Criminal Attempt to Possess Child Pornography by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. This arrest was the result of an investigation into Andre’s online activity conducted by the GBI CEACC Unit. An investigation into Andre’s online activity began after the GBI received a cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material. This investigation led to a search of Andre’s residence and his subsequent arrest. The search of Andre’s home was conducted by the GBI and the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office. Andre was taken to the Oglethorpe County Jail upon his arrest.

Jackson County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children 

Hoschton, GA (January 13, 2023) – On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Patrick John Agnew, age 58, of Jackson County, GA, was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. This arrest was the result of an investigation into Agnew’s online activity conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Gainesville Office and the GBI. An investigation into Agnew’s online activity began after the FBI received a cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material.  This investigation led to a search of Agnew’s residence and his subsequent arrest.  The search of Agnew’s home was conducted by the FBI Gainesville Office, the GBI CEACC Unit and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Agnew was taken to the Jackson County Jail upon his arrest.

Dawson County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children 

Dawsonville, GA (January 12, 2023) – On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, James Ricky Wiggins, age 55, of Dawson County, GA, was arrested and charged with two 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 Wiggins after receiving a request for assistance from the Parkersburg Police Department in West Virginia. Investigators from Parkersburg Police Department had obtained an arrest warrant for Wiggins for use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor. A Parkersburg Police Department investigator and GBI agents located Wiggins at his Dawson County home where he was arrested on the West Virginia charges. A search warrant was executed at his home and Wiggins was found to be in possession of child sexual abuse material resulting in the additional charges in Georgia. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the GBI Cleveland Regional Investigative Office also assisted in this investigation. Wiggins was taken to the Dawson County Jail upon his arrest.

GBI Makes Arrest in Attempted Murder for Hire Case

Cleveland, GA (January 10, 2023) - The GBI arrested a Cleveland man for criminal solicitation in an attempted murder for hire case. The man was also arrested and charged with home invasion and aggravated assault in a separate incident in White County, Georgia.   

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Coweta County

Newnan, GA (January 9, 2023) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Newnan, GA. The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on January 9, 2023. One man was shot and killed. No officers were injured in this incident.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Bulloch County

The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Statesboro, GA. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Saturday, January 7, 2023. One man was shot and killed. No deputies were injured in this incident.