GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Conyers

Conyers, GA (February 12, 2020) – On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Conyers Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:45 p.m., a stolen vehicle was located traveling along Iris Dr. in Conyers. 

“Operation Broken Arrow” Targets On-line Child Predators

Valdosta, GA – February 10, 2020 – As a result of a proactive online undercover investigation coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, fourteen (14) people were arrested over a four-day period beginning Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Those arrested were charged with O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.2, Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007 and/or O.C.G.A 16-5-46, Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude. Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (February 9, 2020) – On Sunday, February 9, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that an APD officer was working an off-duty job in a parking lot near Lyfe ATL, 201 Courtland Street SE, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Houston County

Byron, Houston County, GA (February 9, 2020) – On Sunday, February 9, 2020, the GBI was requested by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 7:00 AM, four Houston County Deputies responded to 207 Danube Way, Byron, GA in reference to a domestic disturbance call to the 911 Center.  One deputy walked up to the residence and announced that he was law enforcement. 

GBI Investigates Deaths in Ware County

Waycross, GA (February 7, 2020) – On Friday, February 7, 2020, the GBI Douglas Regional Office was requested by the Ware County Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation into a shooting.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Twiggs County

Macon, Twiggs County, GA, 02/05/2020 - On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the GBI was requested by the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. 

Preliminary information indicates that a Georgia State Trooper was traveling on Highway 57 in Macon, GA when his unmarked patrol vehicle was side swiped by a white extended cab pickup truck.  After the collision, the white truck sped away.  The GSP Trooper initiated his blue lights and siren and attempted to stop the truck. 

Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database Operational

Decatur, GA (February 5, 2020) – Through the collaborative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Department of Community Supervision (DCS), and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational. The GCSGD is a statewide repository and intelligence database that contains information about various criminal street gangs, criminal street gang members, and associates and criminal street gang activities.

GBI Investigates Shooting and Death in Chauncey, GA - UPDATE

UPDATE: Chauncey, GA (February 4, 2020) – On Monday, February 3, 2020, the GBI Eastman Field Office arrested a 15 year old juvenile in connection with the shooting death of Braydon Stokes. After an extensive investigation, a juvenile complaint was filed for the offenses of felony involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. A copy of the investigative findings has been provided to Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Timothy Vaughn for prosecution.

Original Release:

Chauncey, GA (November 18, 2019)On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Chauncey Police Department along with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the GBI Eastman Office to assist with a death investigation at a residence on Brown Street in Chauncey.

GBI Makes Arrest in 2019 Ocilla Death Investigation

Ocilla, GA (January 31, 2020) – On Monday, January 27, 2020, Jakyke Jarel Anderson, 20, was arrested in Cobb County, Georgia. Anderson was charged with Felony Murder, Malice Murder, and Aggravated Assault in connection with the death of Vincent Wells on January 2, 2019.   Anderson was transported to the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

GBI Arrests Lamar County Man for Terroristic Threats and Acts

Barnesville, GA – On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Michael C. Hudgins,24, was arrested by GBI Agents for violation of O.C.G.A. 16-11-37, Terroristic Threats and Acts.  In addition to that charge, Hudgins was also charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm, seven (7) counts of possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, trafficking methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.