Press Releases

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

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’

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.

GBI Seeking Suspect in College Rape

October 28, 2015

Franklin Springs - Police are actively seeking the arrest of Anthony Elijah Jones, 19.  Jones is wanted for rape and false imprisonment.  These charges stem from a September 5, 2015 incident occurring at Emanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA

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