An official website of the State of Georgia.
How you know
Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.
Call 1-800-GEORGIA to verify that a website is an official website of the State of Georgia.
Hartwell, GA (February 4, 2021) – On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, GBI agents arrested R.C. Oglesby, 66, a former Hart County Commissioner, and charged him with one count of Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 1999.
Talbotton, GA (February 2, 2021) – On Monday, February 2, 2021, the GBI arrested Fred Bales, 62, of Hall County, Georgia, and charged him with eight counts of exploitation and intimidation of an elderly person.
Cumming, GA (February 3, 2021) – On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the GBI arrested former Forsyth County Deputy Nicholas Maddox, 34, of Dawsonville, Georgia for Sexual Assault by a Person of Supervisory or Disciplinary Authority, O.C.G.A.16-6-5.1 (b)(3). Maddox was booked by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and is out on bond.
On May 26, 2020, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office requested that the GBI investigate allegations that Maddox was sexually involved with a Forsyth County inmate while working in the jail in 2015. As a result of the investigation, Maddox was charged in this case.
Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be provided to the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution.
Blakely, GA (February 1, 2021) – On January 26, 2021, the GBI was requested by the Blakely Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Glennville, GA (January 30, 2021) – On Saturday, January 30, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. Bobby Carlton Kicklighter, age 88, was found deceased in his home from apparent gunshot wounds on Pinewood Lane in Glennville, Georgia. Foul play is suspected.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office at 912-557-6778, the Glennville Police Department at 912-654-2103, or the GBI at 912-871-1121. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.
Summerville, GA (January 29, 2021) - On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the GBI arrested Zachary Williams, 39, of Chattooga County, for Rape and Incest. On September 8, 2020, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI investigate allegations of rape and incest by Williams. At the time, Williams was employed as a deputy for the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and was placed on administrative leave. Williams was booked into the Chattooga County Jail.
Thomson, GA (January 29, 2021) – On Friday, January 29, 2021, at approximately 5:50 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Thomson Police Department to assist with a shooting incident that occurred at the Brickyard Village Apartments at 125 Springfield Street, in Thomson, Georgia.
Dublin, GA (January 28, 2021) - On Thursday, January 28, 2021, former Dublin Police Department Officer Shuronica Walker, age 37, of East Dublin, Georgia, was arrested on one count of Items Prohibited for Possession of Inmates (O.C.G.A. 42-5-18) and one count of Violation of Oath of Office (O.C.G.A. 16-10-1). Walker was subsequently booked into the Laurens County Jail.
On January 22, 2021, the GBI initiated an investigation at the request of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Office of Professional Standards pursuant to a Dublin police officer allegedly supplying a state inmate with money via non-approved methods in violation of Georgia law. The investigation revealed Walker provided a state inmate with funds via Cash App and assisted with the procurement of contraband for the inmate. Walker was terminated from the Dublin Police Department. The GDC is securing warrants on inmate Reginald Cooper, age 46, with two counts of Items Prohibited for Possession of Inmates (O.C.G.A. 42-5-18) and one count of Tampering with Evidence (O.C.G.A. 16-10-94). Cooper is an inmate at the Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Wheeler County, Georgia.
Hawkinsville, GA (January 26, 2021) – On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a death investigation.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for John Marion Dykes, Jr., age 42 of Leesburg, and his vehicle. Dykes was wanted for one count of child molestation.
Twiggs County, GA (January 26, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the GBI arrested William “Chip” Samuel Stokes, 51, of Laurens County, and charged him with Theft by Taking and Violation of Oath of Office. Stokes was a Major with the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office until he was terminated on Monday, January 25, 2021.