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.

Arrests Made in Tift County Death Investigation

Tifton, GA (February 26, 2020) – On Monday, February 24, 2020, Kevionta Trayvon Hicks, age 20, was arrested on charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Armed Robbery, and Tiffany Nicole Myers, age 36, was arrested for Giving False Statements, in connection with the death of Michael Riggins, age 34, that occurred at 54 Eastgate Drive in Tifton, GA on January 24, 2020. Hicks and Myers were taken into custody at the Tifton Police Department. 

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.

GBI Investigates Two Deaths in Adel, GA - UPDATE

Adel, GA (February 21, 2020) – On Thursday, February 20, 2020, arrest warrants were issued for the murder of Quinten Payne and Cody Robinson. Shamar Wilson, 19, Gerome Pickett, 17, and a 16 year old juvenile male were each charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Wilson and Pickett were already in custody in the Lowndes County jail on unrelated charges. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident.

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Adel, GA (January 1, 2020) – On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Adel Police Department to assist with a death investigation.

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.



UPDATE: GBI Investigates Death in Coffee County

Douglas, GA (February 21, 2020)- On Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 20, 2020, GBI Douglas agents along with Coffee County investigators made arrests in the death of Christopher Anthony Woolf. The following individuals were arrested and charged with one count of Murder:

Ankevis Kanye Burgman, 19

Marquez Charron Floyd, 17

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in DeKalb County

DeKalb County, GA (February 20, 2020) – On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 3:28 p.m., DeKalb County 911 received a distress call from a female who provided no name or address. 

Two Arrested in Union County on Sexual Exploitation of Children Charges

Blairsville, Union County, GA (February 14, 2020) – On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, agents with the GBI Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Union County Sheriff's Office, executed search warrants at two residences in Union County, Georgia. The search warrants were related to two separate investigations related to the sexual exploitation of children.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Cobb County

Austell, GA (February 13, 2020) – On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Cobb County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting. 

Preliminary information indicates that on Wednesday night, a 911 caller reported shots fired at 970 Ellison Court, Austell, GA.