Press Releases

Farmers and Merchants Bank Robbery

September 14, 2016

Crawfordville, GA – On September 13, 2016, at approximately 11:55 AM, the GBI was requested to assist the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office with a bank robbery that occurred at the Farmers and Merchants Bank on Broad Street in Crawfordville,

GBI’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for Morgue Expansion

September 14, 2016

Decatur, GA – On September 1, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its morgue.  The Medical Examiner’s Office is crucial to the public because of the role it plays in death investigati

Update-Homicide Investigation Lakeland, Georgia

September 14, 2016

Lakeland, GA - On Saturday, September 10, 2016, GBI agents obtained arrest warrants for the following subject in connection with the death of Willis Lamar Flintroyal and shooting of Schalonda Beatrice Johnson: Lewis Shukung Geddie (1) count Fe

Murder of Eastman Police Officer Tim Smith

August 14, 2016

Eastman, Georgia – The shooter has been identified as Royheem Delshawn Deeds (pictured below), age 24.  Deeds is being sought by authorities for murder.  The GBI, Eastman Police, and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance

Arrests Made in Lavonia, GA Homicide Investigation

August 11, 2016

Lavonia, GA – On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Rayfondia Nashon Craft, age 45, of Hartwell, GA and Kristen Odister, age 30, of Bowersville, GA were arrested for the August 8, 2016 murder of Samuel Verner Harbin, age 82, of Lavonia, Georgia.