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Update: GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Quitman, GA

    UPDATE– April 15, 2024  The man injured in this incident has been identified as Brian Williams, age 18, of Quitman, GA. ORIGINAL RELEASE: Quitman, GA (April 13, 2024) – At the request of Quitman Police Chief Roy Hart, the GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in the 400 block of North Quincy Street in…

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GBI Arrests 3 People in Multiple Cordele Homicide Cases

    Cordele, GA (April 4, 2024) – The GBI has arrested and charged Lee Savage III, age 21, of Cordele, GA, Jayveon Royal, age 21, of Cordele, GA, and Kavien Butler, age 19, of Cordele, GA in connection to two unrelated homicide cases. Investigation #1  The GBI arrested and charged Savage III on Thursday March…

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Tifton Man Arrested in Tift County Death Investigation

    Tift County, GA (March 27, 2024) – The GBI has arrested and charged Wayne Doyle, age 38, of Tifton , GA, with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Attempted Removal of a Weapon from an Officer, Possession of a Firearm During…

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GBI Investigates Double Homicide in Cordele, Georgia

    Cordele, GA (March 26, 2024) – At the request of the Cordele Police Department, GBI agents are investigating the deaths of Christopher King, age 27, of Cordele, GA, and Ben Foreman, age 53, of Cordele, GA. The investigation shows on Saturday March 23, 2024, the Cordele Police Department was dispatched to the Quickmart Convenience Store located on West…

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GBI Arrests Quitman Man Jonah Kenney in Brooks County Homicide Investigation

  The GBI has arrested and charged Jonah Kenney, age 27, of Quitman, GA, with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during a crime in Brooks County, Georgia. On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at about 8:40 p.m., the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist with an investigation…

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GBI Investigates Double Homicide in Smithville, GA

  Smithville, GA (March 8, 2024) – At the request of the Smithville Police Department, GBI agents are investigating the deaths of Jessica Lynn Hatcher Thompson, age 41, and her daughter, Julianna Denise Thompson, age 17. The investigation shows that on Thursday March 7, 2024, the Smithville Police Department responded to a 911 call at an…

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Former Lowndes County School Superintendent Indicted by Grand Jury

  Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia (March 4, 2024) — The GBI has arrested and charged Shawn Haralson, age 54, of Statesboro, GA with 17 felony counts of Theft by Taking, and five felony counts of unauthorized use of a financial transaction card. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate on April 3, 2023.…

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GBI Investigates Shooting in Moultrie

Moultrie, Georgia (February 27, 2024) – On Sunday, February 25, 2024, at about 4:20 p.m., the Moultrie Police Department requested the GBI to assist with an aggravated assault investigation. Three minors were shot on the Moultrie Housing Authority property located on 5th Street NW, in Moultrie, Georgia. The investigation shows that several minors were standing together…

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GBI Arrests Tift County Principal in Theft Investigation

Tifton, GA (February 21, 2024) – The GBI has arrested and charged Chad Stone, age 50, of Tifton, GA, with theft by taking and unauthorized use of a financial transaction card; misuse of government issued cards. On February 6, 2024, the Tifton Police Department asked the GBI to investigate. The investigation shows that Stone, while serving as…

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GBI Arrests Tifton Man in Death Investigation

  Tifton, GA (January 30, 2024) – The GBI has charged Xavier Sean Ross, age 34, of Tifton, GA, with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, in connection to the death of Brendan Rashad Burns, age 33, of Tifton,…

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