Two Tattnall County Men Arrested Following a Drug Investigation in Glennville, GA

Glennville, Tattnall County, GA (June 3, 2023) – The GBI arrested Tyatris Bacon, age 34, and Jazmen Bacon, age 37, of Glennville, Tattnall County, Georgia, following a joint drug investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO), Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office, and Glennville Police Department.  On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Tyatris Bacon was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute along with (2) Counts of Sale of Cocaine and Jazmen Bacon was charged with Sale of Cocaine.

Three Arrested for Money Laundering and Charity Fraud in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (May 31, 2023) – The GBI, along with the Atlanta Police Department, have arrested three people on charges stemming from the ongoing investigation of individuals responsible for numerous criminal acts at the future site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center and other metro Atlanta locations

Cairo Fire Chief Arrested in GBI Investigation

Cairo, GA (May 26, 2023) - On Thursday, May 25, 2023, the GBI arrested and charged Cairo Fire Department Chief William “Bill” Thomas Schafer, 45, in Grady County, GA, with  felony theft by taking, and felony violation of oath of office. On May 11, 2023, the GBI was requested to initiate an investigation by District Attorney Joe Mulholland.


Three Arrested in Jasper County for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Monticello,GA (May 26, 2023) – On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, George Jonathan Robert Scott Ross, age 42, of Monticello, Georgia was arrested and charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material).  Dillon Spencer Allen, age 23, and Erick Monterrey, age 20, both of Monticello, Georgia were also arrested and charged.

Walker County Murder Investigation

Update - May 30, 2023

Walker County, GA (May 30, 2023) –  Today, District Attorney Clay Fuller, along with the GBI, announced a major development in a Walker County murder investigation.  Twelve jurors returned guilty verdicts for two Alabama men who have been convicted of felony murder in connection to the death of Dakota Bradshaw.  The verdicts were handed down last week to Kavon Collier, of Huntsville, AL, and Eric Dodds, of Huntsville, AL.

GBI Investigates Shooting Incident in Sumter County, GA

Sumter County, GA (May 29, 2023) –  The GBI and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance after a shooting incident at the American Legion Club on Highway 20 in Sumter County, GA that ended with two people shot.  One of the two victims has died.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in DeKalb County, Georgia

Lithonia, GA (May 27, 2023) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia. The DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Saturday, May 27, 2023. One man died following the incident.  No officers were injured during this incident.

Four Arrested in Butts County Child Exploitation Case

Jackson,GA (May 30, 2023) – A child exploitation investigation that began  from a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children resulted in the arrest of four individuals in Butts County.   Agents with the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit with assistance from the Butts County Sheriff’s Office executed numerous search warrants in Butts County beginning on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.  As a result of the investigation, warrants for Sexual Exploitation of Children were obtained for the arrest of Heather Clark. 

Toccoa Man and Woman Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine

Jackson County & Stephens County, GA (May 26, 2023) - On May 18, 2023, the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested and charged a Toccoa man and woman with the following:

Leonardo Gabriel Steeple, age 45, was charged with two counts of Trafficking Cocaine, one count of Felony Possession of Marijuana and two counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

Aija Monique Wilson, age 38, was charged with one count of Trafficking Cocaine and one count of Felony Possession of Marijuana.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Covington

Covington, GA (May 24, 2023) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Covington, Georgia. The Covington Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on May 23, 2023. One man was shot and killed. One officer was shot in this incident.