Crisp County High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault

Dooly County, GA (November 19, 2020) – On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the GBI arrested David Lamberth, 42. Lamberth was charged with one count of Sexual Assault that occurred in Dooly County. He was booked into the Dooly County Jail.

Georgia Man Indicted on 31 Counts of Child Molestation Linked to Tennessee

Commerce, GA – On October 20, 2020, Steven “Mike” Michael Blackmon, age 56, was indicted on 31 counts relating to various child molestation charges in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia.  “Mike” is currently in custody at the Gwinnett County Jail for these charges.  This investigation is being conducted by the Commerce Police Department in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

GBI Makes Arrest in Grady County Shooting Death

Grady County, GA (November 16, 2020) - On Saturday, November 14, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Pascal Reddick, 37, was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Reddick was arrested for the shooting death of Antavius Robinson, 39.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 4:06 a.m., a confrontation between several males occurred outside of a nightclub located at 150 Pine Street NE which led to shots being fired.  An off-duty APD officer intervened and also fired his service weapon.  During the incident, Frederick Demor Asberry, 25, of Douglasville, was shot and killed.  An autopsy will be performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Clayton County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Clayton County, GA (November 13, 2020) – On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Clayton County resident, Tyler Harris, 19, was arrested and was charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. An investigation into Harris’ internet activity began after a report was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) related to the online sharing of child pornography via the internet. This investigation led to a search warrant executed at Harris’ residence in Clayton County, GA, and subsequently Harris’ arrest. The GBI was assisted in the execution of the search warrant at Harris’ home by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Panther Unit. 

Cobb County Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats

Marietta, GA (November 13, 2020) – On Monday, November 9, 2020, Kyle Lussier, 47, of Marietta, GA, was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats and Acts. The arrest was made with assistance from the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation revealed that Lussier had threatened to physically harm an employee of the State of Georgia Secretary of State’s Office after learning that his application for a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) had been denied. Lussier was booked into the Cobb County Jail.

Clarke County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Clarke County, GA (November 13, 2020) – On Tuesday, November 11, 2020, Richard Nathanial Wood, 42, was arrested in Madison County, GA and was charged with five counts of Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. An investigation into Wood’s internet activity began after information was received by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The case was worked together by the Athens Office of the FBI and the GBI’s CEACC Unit. The investigation determined Wood had been having graphic sexual conversations with children online and ultimately led to Wood’s arrest. Wood was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Thomas County

Thomas County, GA (November 10, 2020) - On Saturday, November 7, 2020, at approximately 6:43 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting that occurred at the Thomasville Truck Stop on US-84.

Former Law Enforcement Officer Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Canton, GA (November 10, 2020) – On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, former Forsyth County Chief Deputy Grady Sanford, age 56, was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography following a search warrant executed at 209 Windsor Green Court, Canton, Georgia. An investigation into Sanford’s internet activity by the GBI’s CEACC Unit began after a report was received from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) on November 6, 2020, indicating child sexual abuse images had been uploaded to the Internet using a popular email platform. The IP address that was used to log into the email platform physically resolved to the above address in Canton, Georgia. 

Sanford was booked into the Cherokee County Jail.

GBI Investigating Cook County Shootings - UPDATE

11/9/20 Update - Corby Traylor has turned himself in to the Cook County Jail. Dexter Simmons is still wanted.

Update:

Correction: Damian Cayo’s last name was listed as Cato in the original press release.

Damian Cayo has been arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Cayo has been transported to the Cook County Jail. Warrants have been obtained for Dexter Simmons for one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Simmons remains hospitalized. Warrants have also been obtained for Corby Traylor, 38, of Adel, for one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Corby Traylor should contact the GBI Douglas Regional Office at (912) 389-4103 or the Adel Police Department at (229) 896-2224.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Adel, GA (October 24, 2020) – On Saturday, October 24, 2020, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Adel Police Department to assist with an aggravated assault investigation. At approximately 3:00 a.m., the Adel Police Department responded to the Waffle House on 4th Street in Adel, Cook County, Georgia, in reference to a 911 call of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found Dexter Simmons, 40, of Adel, suffering from gunshot wounds. While on scene, the officers heard gunshots and were dispatched to 403 N. Oak Street in Adel. Upon arrival, officers found Damian Rashad Cato, 28, of Sparks, Georgia, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.