Press Releases

Omega Police Chief Arrested

March 26, 2011

Tifton, Ga. - On Friday March 25, 2011, the Tift County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI to investigate allegations that Omega Police Chief Walter R. Young assaulted an inmate in custody at their facility.

Update on Dooly County Remains

March 18, 2011

Atlanta, GA:    The body found in Dooly County on March 9, 2011 was identified as Gladis Russell, 85, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, on March 10, 2011 at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon, Ga.  Mrs.

Dooly County Remains Identified

March 10, 2011

Macon, GA - The autopsy on the unidentified human remains found yesterday in Dooly County has been completed at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.   The body has been identified as Gladis Russell, 85, of Bellefontaine, Ohio.  Mrs.

Unidentified Human Remains Found in Dooly County

March 9, 2011

Dooly County, GA - At approximately 11:15AM today, a farmer was working on a well in a cotton field and located a body near the field and a wooded area.  The farmer contacted the Dooly County Sheriff’s Office and they notified the GBI for investigative

Rockmart Police Officer Arrested

February 24, 2011

Rockmart, Ga. – As result of a GBI investigation requested by Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrels, agents have arrested Rockmart police officer Randy Poole on one count of cruelty to children, second degree.


February 8, 2011

ROME, GA - On Tuesday, February 8, Special Agents with the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) along with members of the Floyd County Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Freddy Douglas Wright, Jr, at 19