Press Releases

GBI Investigates Body Found in Sparks, GA

April 7, 2017

Sparks, GA – A decomposed body has been found inside a residence in Sparks, GA.  The body was discovered by the Sparks Police Department on Thursday, April 6, 2017 after a citizen reported a foul odor.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI

Elder Exploitation Arrests

April 6, 2017

Blairsville, GA – In March 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Union County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into allegations of elder exploitation in Blairsville, Georgia with the assistance of Georgia Adult Protective Se

Clarkston, GA Homicide Investigation

March 20, 2017

Clarkston, Georgia – On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Clarkston Police Department along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) responded to a person shot incident at 3906 East Ponce De Leon Avenue Clarkston, Georgia at a Texaco gas and f

Arrest in Auburn, GA Murder Investigation

March 18, 2017

Auburn, Georgia – On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Auburn Police Department to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of Dorothy Russell, age 51, of Statham, GA.

Arrest of Former Laurens County Deputy Sheriff

March 17, 2017

Sandersville, Georgia - On March 16, 2017, former Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Chris Chappell, age 53, was arrested in connection with a kidnapping and assault incident which occurred in Washington County on January 15, 2017.