Press Releases

Ex Dawson Police Corporal Pled Guilty

June 14, 2016

Dawson, GA – On Monday, June 6, 2016, Marquis Garland, age 31 of 1910 Elkhorn Lane, Albany, GA, was indicted in a Terrell County Grand Jury on multiple counts of Unlawful Acts Regarding Criminal History Record Information.

Former Assistant District Attorney Arrested for Theft

June 10, 2016

Homer, Georgia - On June 2, 2016, Samuel Elias Skelton, age 32, former Assistant District Attorney with the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, was indicted on thirty-three (33) counts of theft by taking.  The indictment was issued upon the conclusion of a crim

Clarksville man charged with Possessing Child Pornography

June 8, 2016

Clarksville, GA – Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, along with the Clarksville Police Department and the Habersham County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant on Wednesday, Ju

Death Investigation on Springer Mountain

June 7, 2016

Fannin County, Georgia – On Saturday June, 4, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Forestry Service to assist with a death investigation at a campsi

Update: Arrest in the Dantay Ates Homicide Investigation

June 2, 2016

Cochran, Georgia – On May 25, 2016, the GBI secured an adult murder warrant on a second individual in connection with the shooting death of Dantay Ates.   On June 1, 2016, a 14 year old juvenile was taken into custody in Alabama on the warrant and is b

Update: Broxton, GA Aggravated Assault Investigation

June 1, 2016

Broxton, GA – On Wednesday, June 2, 2016, GBI agents along with Broxton PD officers secured arrest warrants for Dustin Ryan Steverson for four (4) counts of Aggravated Assault, two (2) counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, Aggravated Stalkin

Reward Offered in the Rabun County Bank Robbery

May 27, 2016

Dillard, Georgia – In an effort to encourage public assistance in identifying the person responsible for the Rabun County Bank Robbery, a reward is being offered.  The reward amount is $5000 and it is being offered for information leading to t