Press Releases

Columbus Attorney Arrested on Drug Charges

September 23, 2010

COLUMBUS, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested Columbus attorney, Mark Shelnutt, on eight (8) counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Shelnutt was arrested by agents today at the Columbus Government Center.


September 22, 2010

EPWORTH, GA - On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, Special Agents with the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) along with members of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Chris Welch, 777 Hamb

Hart County Investigation

September 17, 2010

HARTWELL, GA - On Monday, September 13, 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Hart County Deputy David Luther Brown, 46, on two (2) counts of VGCSA – Possession of a Schedule II drug.  Later, on Wednesday September 15, 2010, the Georgia Bu

Arrest Made in Death of Two-Year-Old

September 15, 2010

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Casey Allen Spradlin, 25, for the death of two-year-old, Brayden Robinson.

Arrest Made in 2007 Gilmer County Murder

September 15, 2010

ELLIJAY, GA – As result of information received recently by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Regional Office in Cleveland, Georgia about the possibility of a murder having taken place in Gilmer County in 2007,  agents in a matter of t

Investigation into Death of Amtrak Passenger Continues

September 13, 2010

JESUP, GA - The  Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Amtrak Police, Sanford, Florida Police and other law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate the death of 63-year-old Barbara Arteta whose body was found Se