Press Releases

Arrest of former GBI Agent

November 10, 2015

Macon, Georgia - On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Charles Woodall, 34, on multiple counts of Child Molestation and related charges as a result of a criminal investigation launched by the GBI in coordinatio

Theft by Taking from Deceased Police Officer's Family

November 5, 2015

Leesburg, GA - On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, David Hans Smith, 43, was arrested by the GBI Thomasville office for Theft by Taking.  Smith was arrested following an investigation into a complaint that Smith had stolen money from the family of deceased

Update: Escaped Inmate Lowery Captured

November 3, 2015

Laurens County, GA- Jim Edward Lowery, 35 has been captured.  At approximately 10:20 PM, an aviation unit observed Lowery in the contained search area near the Laurens County Jail.

Manhunt for Escapee Jim Edward Lowery

November 3, 2015

Laurens County, GA- On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at approximately 11:14 AM, inmate Jim Edward Lowery, 35, escaped from police custody during transport by Treutlen County Sheriff’s Office en route to the Laurens County Jail.  The Laurens County Sheriff’

Commercial Gambling Search Warrants across Georgia

October 28, 2015

Macon, GA – On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with local law enforcement agencies across the State, and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue executed