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Baldwin, GA (May 5, 2023) – On Sunday, April 30, 2023, Steven Kyle Caudell, age 34, of Banks County, Georgia, was arrested on 9 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children after an investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The investigation began after receiving a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about Caudell’s internet activity related to him possessing child sexual abuse material.
Bryan County, GA (May 5, 2023) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Bryan County, Georgia. The Department of Public Safety requested the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on May 4, 2023. One man, later identified as Walter Kye Herman, age 29, of Ellabell, Georgia, was killed in the incident and one officer was injured.
Dublin, GA (May 4, 2023) – Corey Shannon, age 46, of Dublin, was arrested and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in connection to the death of Kala Haynes, age 42. Haynes was found dead inside a home at 903 Greenwood Drive, Dublin, Laurens County, GA. Haynes and Shannon both lived in the home. Shannon is currently being housed at the Laurens County Detention Center.
oultrie, GA (May 4, 2023) – The GBI is investigating the deaths of four people in Moultrie, Georgia. The early investigation indicates that the suspected shooter is Kentavious White, 26, of Moultrie, GA. On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at around 5:50 a.m., Moultrie Police Chief Sean Ladson requested assistance from the GBI in connection to a man and woman who were found dead at a McDonald’s restaurant at 506 1st Ave. SE, Moultrie, GA.
Homerville, GA (May 2, 2023) – The GBI arrested and charged Erik Otoniel Ramos Perez, age 24, of Pearson, GA, with rape, aggravated child molestation, kidnapping, home invasion in the 1st degree, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, two counts of false imprisonment, tampering with evidence, and obstructing persons making emergency telephone calls stemming from an incident involving two children that occurred on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
Dalton, GA (May 1, 2023) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Dalton, GA. The Dalton Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on May 1, 2023. One woman was shot, and one Dalton Police Department officer was injured during the incident.
Kingsland, GA (April 28, 2023) – On Friday, April 28, 2023, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested to assist the Kingsland Police Department in a shooting incident that took place at the Friendly Express Convenience Store at 1310 Boone Street, Kingsland, GA. The incident took place around 4:20 a.m., after a police chase on Interstate 95 North, which began in Florida. Kingsland Police Department officers assisted State of Florida officers by utilizing stop sticks, which resulted in the vehicle coming to a stop on the off ramp of Exit 3.
Calhoun, GA (April 28, 2023) – The GBI arrested Roy Payne, age 40, of Calhoun, GA, and charged him with three counts of child abuse, three counts of child molestation, and one count of sodomy. Payne was taken to the Gordon County Jail.
Gray, GA (April 27, 2023) – On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit executed two residential search warrants regarding separate child exploitation investigations. As a result of these investigations, Jonathan Dylan Wright, age 29, of Gray, GA, was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of children, possession of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) (three counts) and distribution of CSAM (three counts). Matthew Jared Mixter, age 32, of Gray, GA, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of children, distribution of CSAM. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Atlanta, GA (April 27, 2023) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Police Department (APD) asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 27, 2023. One man was killed during the incident. No officers were injured.