Press Releases

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.

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.