Gang Member Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

March 9, 2020 (Albany, GA) – On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office was requested to assist the Georgia State Patrol with a traffic stop in Coweta County, GA. Georgia State Troopers had conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle from Randolph County, GA occupied by Stephen Michael Goodbread, 28, and Shawna Hutto, 32, going southbound on Interstate 85.

Fannin County Tax Commissioner Arrested

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Fannin County Tax Commissioner Shirley Sosebee, 63, of Blue Ridge, was arrested for Forgery in the First Degree and Violation of Oath by a Public Officer.  Sosebee was booked into the Fannin County Detention Center.  A bond of  $10,000 was set for Sosebee.

GBI Seeking Public Assistance in 2011 Toccoa Murder Investigation

Toccoa, GA (March 5, 2020) – This month marks the nine year anniversary of the murder of Robert Lee Simmons, Jr. The GBI is seeking the public’s assistance with any information about Simmons’ last days and his murder. Simmons, 46, was found dead at his home at the Glendale Apartments on Norman Drive on March 1, 2011 by a family member. The Toccoa Police Department responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call. Simmons’ death was determined to be a homicide. 

Arrest Made in Screven County Child Molestation and Public Indecency Investigation

Sylvania, GA (March 3, 2020) – On February 27, 2020, Herman Adamson, age 64, of Screven County, Georgia, was arrested by the Screven County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI for four (4) counts of Child Molestation and seven (7) counts of Public Indecency stemming from a GBI and Screven County Sheriff’s Office investigation. 

Thomaston, GA Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Thomaston, GA (March 2, 2020) – On Thursday, February 27, 2020, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), with the assistance of the Thomaston Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of James Warren Krivan, age 33, in Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia.  The search warrant was related to an investigation pertaining to the online sexual exploitation of children. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Bibb County

Bibb County, GA (March 2, 2020) – On Sunday, March 1, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 1:47 AM, a Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting a business check and speaking with an employee outside of “Late Nite Macon” bar, located at 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Hall County

Buford, GA (March 2, 2020) – On Friday, February 21, 2020, the GBI was requested by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting involving Gwinnett County Police Department officers and John James Monahan, Jr, 26, of Ellabell, GA. 

GBI Makes Arrest in Incest Investigation

Millen, GA (February 28, 2020) – On February 7, 2020, the GBI arrested Clinton Branch, 47, of Midville, GA, for Incest. On December 10, 2019, the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office requested GBI assistance concerning an allegation of incest during which time a family member was impregnated. The preliminary investigation reveals Branch had sexual intercourse with a blood family member causing the pregnancy.

The case will be turned over to the Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney for review.

South Georgia Drug Investigation Yields Ten Arrests

(Albany, Georgia) – On Friday, February 21st, 2020, members of the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, GBI Special Enforcement Team, Albany/Dougherty SWAT, Albany Dougherty Drug Unit, Georgia State Patrol, and Lee County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple search and arrest warrants concluding an extended investigation.

During the investigation, agents began purchasing illicit narcotics from 520 9th Avenue in Albany, Dougherty County. Throughout the investigation, numerous investigative acts including controlled purchases and surveillance were conducted.

UPDATE: Death Investigation of Fort Valley State University Student

Peach County, GA (February 26, 2020) - On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the GBI Region 13 Office secured additional arrest warrants in the death investigation of Anitra Gunn.

Through continued investigative acts and review of evidence, enough probable cause has been established to charge Jaivon Abron, age 22, with 2 counts of false statements and 1  count of concealing a death.  The warrants for the 2 counts of false statements were taken in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia and the warrant for concealing a death has been taken in Peach County, Georgia.  Abron will be booked in the Peach County Jail prior to being transported to Lowndes County.  It should be noted that Abron and Demarcus Little are friends.     

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and we continue to follow leads and conduct investigative acts.  A phone has been recovered.  If the public has any information related to this case, please contact the Fort Valley Police Department, Peach County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Macon Crime Stoppers, or the GBI Region 13 Office.