Press Releases

Jefferson County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

May 7, 2017

Wrens, GA – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at approximately 7:14 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call from an individual advising a domestic violence incident occurred on Stapleton Acres Road in Stapleton, Georgia

GBI Issues Synthetic Opioids Alert

May 4, 2017

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids.  In the last four months, 17 deaths have been caused by the drugs U-47700 and/or furanyl fentanyl, equal to the numbe

Arrest of Former Miller County Sheriff

April 19, 2017

Colquitt, GA – On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested former Miller County Sheriff Shane Rathel on one count of Violation of Oath of Office (Felony), and sixteen counts of Theft by Taking