Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation Leads to Arrest in Columbia County

Appling, GA (June 8, 2020) – On Friday, June 5, 2020, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit, assisted by the Thomson Regional Office of the GBI, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, executed multiple search warrants in Columbia and Richmond counties including one at the home of Mark Christopher Greene, 44, in Appling, Columbia County, GA.

Preliminary Analysis of Fulton County Arrests

Fulton County, GA (June 4, 2020) – The Georgia Information and Analysis Sharing Center (GISAC) has conducted a preliminary analysis of arrests related to protest events in Atlanta from May 29th – June 1st.   

Preliminary analysis has revealed the following:

Residency: Of the more than 370 arrests examined in Atlanta/Fulton County, 57 subjects were from out-of-state, five subjects were homeless, and the majority (294) were Georgia residents. Some subjects are still being affirmatively identified and may haveprovided false information upon arrest.

Criminal History: While most subjects did not have any prior criminal history, there were multiple (more than 30) instances where an arrested subject had a significant criminal history including charges that could be consistent with prior involvement in violent civil unrest.

GBI Makes Arrest in Camilla Homicide

Camilla, GA (June 3, 2020) - On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Antwan Dominic Shivers, related to the death of Rondarius Williams, was charged with one count of Malice Murder, four counts of Aggravated Assault, and one count of Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime. He remains in the Mitchell County Jail.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Camilla, GA (June 3, 2020) – On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at approximately 3:55 p.m., the Camilla Police Department requested the GBI assist in a homicide investigation where Rondarius Radahn Williams, 31, of Camilla, was shot at the Tyson plant in Camilla. Williams died at the Mitchell County Hospital. After fleeing the scene, Antwan Dominic Shivers, 25, of Cairo, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody by the Thomasville Police Department. Shivers is currently being held in the Mitchell County Jail and charges are pending.

GBI Investigates Skeletal Remains Found in Coffee County

Broxton, GA (June 3, 2020) – On Saturday, May 16, 2020, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Broxton Police Department to assist with the recovery and identification of human skeletal remains.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Gwinnett County

June 2, 2020 update - The driver has been identified as Momodou Lamin Sisay, 39, of Lithonia. 

Original Release - May 29, 2020

Gwinnett County, GA (May 29, 2020) – On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Snellville Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 3:49 a.m., a Snellville PD officer attempted to stop a vehicle along Skyland Drive for a vehicle tag violation.  The vehicle did not stop, and a pursuit ensued leading to Temple Johnson Road.

GBI Makes Arrest in Lavonia Volunteer Fire Department Theft Investigation

UPDATE:

Lavonia, GA (June 1, 2020) – On Monday, June 1, 2020, the GBI arrested Shane Bentley, 41, of Lavonia, GA for four counts of felony theft by taking. The arrest was the result of an investigation concerning unauthorized purchases made with Lavonia city funds. Bentley, who served as the assistant chief of the Lavonia Volunteer Fire Department, purchased several equipment items that were not for the use of the Volunteer Fire Department. Bentley turned himself in to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Lavonia, GA (May 20, 2020) – On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Lavonia Police Department requested the Athens GBI office to investigate this matter after city officials discovered unusually high expenditures by the Lavonia Volunteer Fire Department. Those expenditures took place over the course of several months. Several of those purchases were unaccounted for and not made specifically for the fire department.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Jonesboro Involving Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputies

Jonesboro, GA (May 30, 2020) – On Saturday, May 30, 2020, the GBI Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

GBI Seeking Information in 2003 & 2011 Unsolved Rape Investigations

Moultrie, GA (May 29, 2020) – The GBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in two unsolved rape investigations that occurred eight years apart in Moultrie, GA. It is believed the two assaults were committed by the same suspect.

GBI Assists in Butts County Death Investigation

Newton County, GA (May 29, 2020) – On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a death investigation in Butts County.

Preliminary information indicates that on Thursday night, May 28, 2020, Newton County deputies initiated a traffic stop.  A vehicle pursuit ensued that led them to Hickory Point Drive in Jackson, Butts County, GA.  Gavin Campbell, age 19, of Covington, exited the vehicle and fled on foot into Jackson Lake.  Officers pursued Campbell, dove into the lake, and attempted to rescue him.  The Georgia State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, and Butts County Fire and Rescue Dive Team attempted to locate him last night, but rescue efforts were not successful.

GBI Investigates Alamo Shooting and Death - UPDATE

UPDATE:

Alamo, GA (May 28, 2020) - On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the following individuals were arrested in connection with this investigation.

Turner Logan Flint, age 20, of McRae-Helena, Georgia

Jaquaves Hooks, age 25, of Alamo, Georgia

Cory McRae, age 21, of McRae-Helena, Georgia

All three individuals have been charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault (4 counts each), and Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act (2 counts each). Flint, Hooks, and McRae were all arrested without incident and booked into the Wheeler County Jail. 

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, please call the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

Alamo, GA (May 24, 2020) – On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at approximately 2:10 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman office was requested by the Alamo Police Department to conduct an investigation into a shooting that occurred on Bluebird Lane in Alamo, Wheeler County, GA. A large party was held at the residence of 4 Bluebird Lane to celebrate a high school graduation. While at the party, multiple individuals exchanged gunfire. Ronesta Kotoya Williams, 42, of Alamo, was shot and killed during this incident. Two other individuals were shot during this incident. Michael Waddell, 26, of McRae, is listed in critical condition and India Harris, 18, of Alamo, received a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is currently receiving medical treatment. No arrests have been made at this time.