Mitchell County, Georgia (January 4, 2024) - At the request of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the GBI is investigating the death of an inmate in the Mitchell County Jail.

Preliminary information indicates that jail staff were conducting a cell check and found Dylan Gage Knight, age 26, unresponsive in his assigned isolation cell. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, and Knight was pronounced dead at the jail.

An autopsy will be conducted by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta to determine the cause and manner of death.

This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Regional Office in Thomasville at 229-225-4090. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.





Special Agent in Charge Jamy Steinberg


Assistant Special Agent in Charge Zach Johnson