GBI Arrests Willacoochee Chief of Police

Willacoochee, GA (November 2, 2022) – The GBI has arrested and charged Willacoochee Chief of Police Anthony Williams, 49, of Adel, Georgia, with Burglary.  On Monday, October 31, 2022, the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office requested the GBI to conduct an investigation regarding the actions of Chief Williams.

Three Arrested in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Crisp County, Georgia

Crisp County, GA (11/3/2022) – The GBI has arrested Kelvin Daniels, age 43, Frederick Woods, age 50, and Sonny Daniels, age 42, following a joint investigation by the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SWRDEO), the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, and the Americus Police Department. 

During a two-month long investigation, SWRDEO agents and Crisp County Sheriff’s deputies developed probable cause that Kelvin Daniels was distributing large quantities of illegal drugs from 316 17th Avenue West, Cordele, Crisp County, Georgia.  On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, a search warrant was executed at 316 17th Street West, resulting in the recovery of approximately 2,000 grams of marijuana, 700 grams of methamphetamine, 200 grams of powder cocaine, 24 grams of crack cocaine, and a 9mm handgun. As a result of this search warrant, Kelvin Daniels, Sonny Daniels, and Frederick Woods were arrested on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Operation Straight to the Hart

Hartwell, GA (November 2, 2022) – A recent multi-agency investigation led to numerous arrests during the execution of six search warrants that were simultaneously executed in Hart and Franklin Counties. The search warrants were related to a months-long drug, gang, and violent crime investigation known as “Operation Straight to the Hart.”

DeKalb County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Atlanta, GA (November 1, 2022) – On Friday, October 28, 2022, Jonathan Evans, age 33, of DeKalb County, Georgia, was arrested and charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Evan’s online activity after receiving a cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession of child sexual abuse material. This investigation led to a search warrant of Evans’ home and his subsequent arrest. The GBI CEACC unit was aided in the execution of this search warrant by the DeKalb County Police Department. Evans was taken to the Rockdale County Jail upon his arrest, in reference to unrelated charges.

Upson County Man Charged with the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Thomaston, GA (November 1, 2022) – On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Brandon Ware, age 28, of Upson County, Georgia, was charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Ware’s online activity after receiving a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession of child sexual abuse material. During the investigation, it was determined that Ware was incarcerated in the Butts County Jail on unrelated charges at the time. He remains in the Butts County Jail on these and the unrelated charges.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (October 29, 2022) –  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Police Department (APD) asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on October 28, 2022. One man was shot and killed. No officers were injured during the incident. 

Preliminary information indicates at 8:54 p.m., Atlanta Police Department officers were near 875 MLK Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta, GA when they heard shots fired nearby.  The officers saw a man, later identified as Willie Williams, age 35, directly across the street firing a weapon. The officers repeatedly gave commands to Williams who continued to fire his weapon.  Officers returned fire, hitting and killing Williams.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (October 26, 2022) –  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Police Department (APD) asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on October 25, 2022. One man was shot and killed. No officers were injured during the incident. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Hall County

Hall County, GA (October 26, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Hall County, Georgia.  The Hall County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on October 25, 2022.  One man was shot and died at the scene.  No officers were injured.

GBI Makes Arrest in Aggravated Assault Investigation in Cordele

Cordele, GA (October 24, 2022) – On Sunday, October 23, 2022, GBI agents arrested Bryant Lamar Collins, age 42, of Davenport, FL, on four counts of aggravated assault related to a shooting at the 16 East Bar and Grill in Cordele, Crisp County, GA.

 

GBI Makes Arrest in Chauncey, GA Death Investigation

Chauncey, GA (October 24, 2022) – On October 18, 2022, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Donald Wayne Kuni, age 65, of Eastman, GA. Kuni was arrested for felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection to the death of Sherrie Hutto, age 41, of Eastman, GA. Kuni was taken to the Dodge County Law Enforcement Center.