GBI Investigates Shooting in Metter

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Metter, GA (August 3, 2022) - Tekiera Hunter, age 32, has been arrested and charged with felony murder (party to the crime) and aggravated assault for her involvement in the death of Treyveon Lanier, age 15. She was booked into the Candler County Jail.

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Metter, GA (July 26, 2022) – Michael Mincy, age 34, of Metter, Georgia has been arrested and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for his involvement in the death of Treyveon Lanier, age 15. Mincy has been booked into the Candler County Jail.   

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Metter, GA (June 15, 2022) – On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Metter Police Department to assist with a shooting investigation.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Hall County

Buford, GA (August 3, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Hall County, GA. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on August 2, 2022. One man was shot and is deceased. Two women were found dead in the home when deputies entered. No law enforcement officers were injured in this incident.  

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Gordon County

Calhoun, GA (August 2, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Calhoun, GA. The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on August 1, 2022. During an undercover drug operation, one man was shot and died. No officers were injured in this incident.

GBI Arrests Two Barrow County Detention Officers

Barrow County, GA (August 2, 2022) – The GBI has arrested and charged Hunter Lewis Perkins, 21, of Winder, and Xavier Jamal McWhorter, 28, of Winder, with Bribery, Trading with Inmates without Consent of the Warden or Superintendent, Items Prohibited for Possession by Inmates, and Violation of Oath of a Public Officer.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Cherokee County

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Canton, GA (August 1, 2022) - Mark Allen died on July 31, 2022.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Canton, GA (July 30, 2022) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Cherokee County, Georgia. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on July 30, 2022. One man was shot and is in critical condition.  No law enforcement officers were injured in this incident.   

Gwinnett County Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Lawrenceville, GA (July 28, 2022) – A joint human trafficking/prostitution and drug investigation that began in Troup County has led to several drug trafficking charges. 

Three Arrested in East Dublin Shooting Investigation

East Dublin, GA (July 28, 2022) – The GBI has arrested Brian Williams, age 42, of Dublin, Lee Voneric Mack, age 46, of East Dublin, and Leroy Mack Jr., age 47, of Dublin and charged them with one count of aggravated assault, after a shooting incident in East Dublin, GA.  Williams and Mack were arrested on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, and Mack Jr. was arrested on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (July 28, 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 July 27, 2022.  One woman, identified as Aiyanah Pryor, age 25, of Jonesboro, GA, was injured during the incident.  No officers were injured in the Atlanta incident.

Cherokee County Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children

Woodstock, GA (July 27, 2022) – On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Paul Douglas Johnson, age 72, of Cherokee County, Georgia, was arrested on 9 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit and Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta, began a joint investigation into Johnson’s online activity after receiving a tip from a social media website regarding the possible online sexual exploitation of children.  This investigation led to a search warrant of Johnson’s home and his subsequent criminal charges. The GBI CEACC unit was aided in this investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and the GBI Special Enforcement Team. 

GBI Arrests and Charges Tattnall County Chief Magistrate Judge with Terroristic Threats

Glennville, GA (July 26, 2022) – The GBI has arrested Tattnall County Chief Magistrate Judge Eddie Anderson, age 70, and charged him with one count of Terroristic Threats and one count of Violation of Oath by Public Officer.