Press Releases

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

Arrest of Cordele City Councilman

January 15, 2015

Cordele, GA – A joint investigation by the Americus office of the GBI and the Cordele Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Jamie Fernandez, 35 year old Hispanic male, who is a councilman for the city of Cordele.  At approximately 8:

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