Tag Archives: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Miller County Sheriff Arrested

On Friday, October 28, 2016, Wesley Shane Rathel, the sheriff of Miller County, was arrested by the FBI for selling stolen firearms. According to the complaint filed with the Court, Phillip Weston Jones was arrested by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2016 and charged with aggravated assault, battery and reckless conduct.  As a condition of… Read More »

Former Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Sentenced

Three former Decatur County deputies have been sentenced for their roles in an incident that occurred at Bainbridge Bikefest in 2012. Wade Umbach was previously found guilty of tampering with a witness.  He was sentenced today to serve 15 months in prison and two years probation. Christopher Kines was previously found guilty of tampering with a witness.  He… Read More »

Don’t be fooled by fake IRS agent scam — tips on how to avoid

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams: Scammers make unsolicited calls.  Thieves call taxpayers… Read More »

Worth County minister sentenced for bank fraud

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced today that Craig A. Howell, 53, of Sylvester, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 12 months in federal prison for making false statements to a federally insured financial institution. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Court Judge, in… Read More »