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.

Two Columbia County Men Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Martinez, GA (October 21, 2022) – On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Taylor Randall Shellito, age 34, and Joshua Paul Barnhill, age 40, of Columbia County, Georgia, were arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. These arrests were a result of two unrelated investigations being conducted by the GBI CEACC Unit. Both investigations stemmed from cybertip reports received by the GBI from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding both subjects’ involvement in the online possession of child sexual abuse material. These investigations led to search warrants at the homes of Barnhill and Shellito by the GBI. The GBI was assisted in the execution of these search warrants by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Barnhill was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children. Shellito was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children. Both men were taken to the Columbia County Jail upon arrest.

Cherokee County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Canton, GA (October 21, 2022) – On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Chantha “Bert” Pheuypraseuth, age 34, of Cherokee County, Georgia, was arrested and charged with three 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 Pheuypraseuth’s online activity after receiving numerous cybertip reports 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 Pheuypraseuth’s home and his subsequent arrest. The GBI CEACC unit was aided in the execution of this search warrant by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Pheuypraseuth was taken to the Cherokee County Jail upon his arrest.

GBI Makes Arrest in East Dublin Homicide

Dublin, GA (October 17, 2022) – On October 16, 2022, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Nicholas Parks, age 25, of Dublin, GA. Parks was arrested for felony murder in connection to the death of Cordeveon King, age 24, of Dublin, GA, which occurred at 427 St. Charles Drive, East Dublin, GA, on October 16, 2022.

GBI Arrests Former Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Employee

Cartersville, GA (October 11, 2022) – The GBI has arrested and charged Gregory Jarrod Allen, 41, of Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia, with Sexual Assault by Person w/Supervisory/Disciplinary Authority and Violation of Oath. On September 20, 2022, the Bartow County Sherriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate allegations in reference to a jail employee having a sexual relationship with an inmate.

Arrest Made in May 2021 Cairo Murder Investigation

Cairo, GA (October 11, 2022) –  On Thursday, October 6, 2022, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Cairo Police Department arrested Christopher Tyreq James, age 18, of Cairo, GA. He was charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in relation to the death of Derrick Herring, which occurred on May 10, 2021, in the 800 block of 8th Street NW, Cairo, GA.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Marietta

Marietta, GA (October 9, 2022) - The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Marietta, GA. The Marietta Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on October 8, 2022. One man was shot and was taken to Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition. No officers were injured.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Clayton County

UPDATE:

College Park, GA (October 8, 2022) - The man involved in this OIS has been identified as Dexton Bolden, age 33, of Jonesboro, GA.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

College Park, GA (October 7, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in College Park, Georgia.  The Department of Public Safety asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on October 7, 2022.  One man was shot and died at the scene.  A Georgia State Patrol K9 named “Figo” was also shot and died.  No officers were injured during the incident. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Columbus

Columbus, GA (October 8, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Columbus, GA. The Columbus Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on October 8, 2022. One man was shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.