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DECATUR – Dr. Kris Sperry, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia, has determined that Meredith Emerson died from blunt force trauma to the head. Dr. Sperry indicated that after Ms. Emerson received the lethal injuries, she was decapitated.
DECATUR – As a result of a GBI investigation requested by the McDonough Police Department, the former director of the McDonough Hospitality and Tourism Board has been charged with Theft by Taking.
By Vernon M. Keenan, Director, and Marsha O’Neal, Criminal Justice Information System Operations Manager, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia
BLAIRSVILLE - On Tuesday, December 11, 2007, an individual entered the Appalachian Community Bank in Blairsville, Georgia and presented a note to the teller demanding money. The individual was provided an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank. His vehicle was spotted headed north on Hig
BLACKSHEAR- On November 7, 2007, former Pierce County Deputy Clerk of Court Kelley Byrd, 25, of Pierce County was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Blackshear, Ga.
Arrest Made in 1979 Meriwether County Rape
JONESBORO– The Jonesboro Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announce the arrest of Timothy Alan Boothe for the murder of Geneva Strickland whose body was discovered in the early morning hours of November 1 by firefighters who had responded to the fire at Strickland’s reside
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL RELEASEPrepared by Savannah Hembree
Contact: Jeanette B. Meyer
PCA Georgia, 404-870-6588
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECATUR – The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have identified the remains found in Newton County on October 30 as those of 49 year-old Leslyan Williams of Decatur. Williams, whose head and torso are still missing, was identified by fingerprints.