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Thomas County GA

GBI Investigates Use of Force Incident in Thomas County

    Thomasville, Georgia (November 14, 2023) – On Monday, November 13, 2023, at around 11:25 a.m., Thomas County Sheriff Carlton Powell requested the GBI to conduct an independent investigation into an incident involving a use-of-force. Preliminary information indicates that on November 13, 2023, agents with the Thomas County Drug Squad attempted to stop a car…

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GBI and Cairo Police Make Arrest in 2021 Murder Investigation

Cairo, GA  – On September 27, 2023, GBI Agents and Cairo Police Department officers arrested and charged Joshua Jones, age 17, with murder and aggravated assault in connection to the May 2021 murder of Derrick Herring. Jones was a juvenile at the time of the murder but has been charged as an adult. This case is…

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Arrest Made in Cairo Death Investigation

Thomas County, GA  – On September 26, 2023, Christopher James, of Cairo, Georgia was charged with Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Theft by Taking, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The charges were in relation to the death of Lewis Herring who was found dead in September of 2022. James…

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