GBI Investigates Shooting Death in Garden City

Garden City, GA (August 24, 2020) – The GBI has obtained arrest warrants for Juan Altamirano, 40, of Savannah, GA, for Felony Murder, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and two counts of Aggravated Assault.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Chickamauga

Chickamauga, GA (August 20, 2020) – On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 10:47 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting involving deputies and Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force (DTF) agents that responded to a domestic dispute in progress at 1363 Brotherton Lane, Chickamauga, GA.

Child Molestation Suspect in Custody

Dawsonville, Georgia (August 20, 2020) – On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Donnie Jackson, 47, of Cumming, Georgia turned himself into the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office for GBI arrest warrants.  A GBI agent took warrants for Jackson in two North Georgia counties.  Jackson has been charged with three counts of child molestation, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of sexual battery in Dawson County, Georgia and one count of child molestation in Forsyth County, Georgia as a result of the investigation.   

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Paulding County

Paulding County, Georgia (August 20, 2020) – On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 6:49 pm, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. 

Preliminary information indicates that Paulding County deputies responded to a 911 call at the residence of Richard Jeanpaul Harris, age 41, at 90 Julia Way, Douglasville, Paulding County, GA.   Before returning to his residence, Harris had gotten into an altercation with a female neighbor that led to Harris getting shot by the female neighbor during that incident.

Arrest Made in East Dublin Shooting

East Dublin, GA (August 19, 2020) – On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Melinda Ricks Swint, 50, of Laurens County and charged her with three counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Swint is being housed at the Laurens County Law Enforcement Center.

GBI Recovers Human Remains in Tift County

Omega, GA (August 19, 2020) – On Friday, August 14, 2020, the Tift County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to assist in a death investigation.

Police received information about possible human remains on property located at 456 Urbana Road, Omega, GA. Agents and Tift County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a search warrant for the property. After conducting a thorough examination of the property, human remains were excavated. At this time, the remains have not yet been identified. The investigation remains active and ongoing with leads being pursued by both GBI Agents and Tift County Sheriff’s Investigators.

GBI Investigates Use of Force Incident in Grady County

UPDATE

Grady County, GA (August 18, 2020) - The subject who died Sunday afternoon regarding this case is identified as Paul Charles Guerrero, 68, of Grady County.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Grady County, GA (August 17, 2020) - On Sunday, August 16, 2020, at approximately 5:41 pm, the GBI was requested by Grady County Sheriff Harry Young to conduct a use of force investigation that took place at a residence off of Beth Page Road in Southern Grady County.

Several Arrests Made in Southwest Georgia Drug Investigation

Albany, GA (August 18, 2020) – On Thursday, August 13, 2020, members of the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Marshals Service, conducted an arrest operation as part of an undercover drug investigation which began during the fall of 2019. The subjects were arrested following a Federal Grand Jury Indictment and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia. An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Heard County, GA

Franklin, GA (August 17, 2020) – On Saturday, August 15, 2020, the GBI was requested by the Heard County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Screven County

Update (August 14, 2020) – On Friday, August 14, 2020, in coordination with the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Jacob Gordon Thompson, age 27, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. He will be booked into the Screven County Jail.  The investigation supports the charges and is active and ongoing.  Thompson has been terminated from the Department of Public Safety, Georgia State Patrol. 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

Screven County, GA (August 8, 2020) – On Friday, August 7, 2020, at approximately 9:20 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information shows that a trooper attempted to stop a Nissan Sentra for a traffic related offense on Stoney Pond Road in Screven County. The car refused to stop and led the trooper on a brief chase down several county roads.The trooper initiated a Precision Intervention Technique (PIT) and the car came to a stop in the ditch. The trooper fired one round, striking Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis, age 60.  Lewis was pronounced deceased on scene.  An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI Crime Lab.