Press Releases


June 13, 2011

NASHVILLE-On Friday, June 10, 2011, the GBI Douglas Office was requested by the Nashville Police Department to investigate the stabbing of a Nashville City Councilman at his residence located on Sirmans Avenue in Nashville, Georgia.

Suspect Sought in Jefferson Murder

June 6, 2011

Jefferson, Georgia – The Jefferson Police Department, the Athens-CLarke County Police Department and the GBI are asking the public’s help in locating Anthony Tyrone Appling, wanted in connection with the early morning murder of a woman

Social Circle Bank Robbed - $5,000 Reward Offered

June 2, 2011

Social Circle, Georgia The Social Circle Police Department, the FBI and the GBI are asking the publics help in identifying the man in the attached photos who robbed the Pinnacle Bank in Social Circle this morning at around 9:45.


May 20, 2011

Adel, Georgia, -  On Thursday, 5-19-11, shortly after 9:00 am, an unidentified black male entered The Trust Bank in Adel, Georgia at 607 West Fourth Street with a handgun and demanded money from a bank teller.

School Paraprofessional Arrested in Burke County

April 28, 2011

Swainsboro, Georgia – A paraprofessional at the River Quest School in Burke County has been charged by the GBI after an investigation indicated she had been involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student at the school.  River Quest is a m

Alma Police Officer Arrested

April 21, 2011

ALMA- On Thursday, April 21, 2011, Alma Police Department Corporal Christopher Wayne Harlin was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on one count of sexual assault of a person in custody.

Burke County Middle School Counselor Arrested

April 12, 2011

Sardis, Burke County Georgia – As result of information developed by the Sardis Police Department, a Burke County Middle School counselor has been arrested by the GBI for having a sexual relationship with a student.