Press Releases

Coffee County Detention Officer Arrested

April 1, 2015

Douglas, GA- On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Coffee County Detention Officer James Avery Dixon, 53 years old of Douglas, was arrested and charged with three (3) counts of Sexual Assault by person with supervisory or disciplinary authority and one (1) count

Shooting Death of Juvenile

March 30, 2015

Jefferson, GA –  A three year old died from a gunshot wound on Sunday, March 29, 2015.  The Jefferson Police Department responded to a 911 call just after 2:00 p.m.

Man Faces Two Counts of Murder in Union County

March 17, 2015

Blairsville, GA - Two bodies were found inside a residence at 903 Highway 325 in Blairsville on Monday, March 16.  The bodies, which appeared to have been shot, were discovered after the Union County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Dayton (TN) Po

Arrest of Rico Perell Arnold in Villa Rica, Georgia

March 16, 2015

Villa Rica, GA - On Monday March 9th, 2015, at approximately 2:30 PM., members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant at 2045 Reflective Waters Road in Villa Rica, the residence of Rico Perell Arnold, 28.

Crawford County Officer Involved Use of Force Investigation

March 15, 2015

Roberta, GA - The GBI has been requested to investigate a use of force incident in Crawford County.  Initial information received about the incident is that on Saturday, March 14, at approximately 7:34 PM the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a