Tag Archives: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

NEWS: Potter Street Community Center Named After Councilman Sweet, Bdge State College Suspects Id’d, and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, February 22, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to Bainbridge State College Police, the suspects in the pictures have been identified BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – Thirty-year Bainbridge City Councilman and community leader Joe L. Sweet Jr. was honored posthumously Tuesday when the Potter Street Community Center was renamed after… Read More »

NEWS: Bainbridge State and ABAC Merging?, Moultrie Police Officer Arrested, Cairo Murder and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, January 9, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, January 6, 2016 BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – In a press release Friday, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents for the State of Georgia announced the recommendation to consolidate Bainbridge State College and Abraham Baldwin… Read More »

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 »

NEWS: Laced Drugs in Albany, Suspicious Death in Colquitt County, Arrest Reports and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Tuesday, October 4, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Monday, October 3, 2016 LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) – Two people are dead, and all lanes of I-75 southbound are blocked in southern Lowndes County, following a multi-vehicle crash. DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Heroin laced with a… Read More »

NEWS: Reckless Driver Killed in Donalsonville, Pelham Schools Lockdown Product of Hoax, Gas Prices Rising and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, September 19, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, September 16, 2016 DONALSONVILLE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – A young, reckless driver was killed after a high speed chase in Donalsonville PELHAM, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – The Pelham City Schools went into lockdown for a brief… Read More »

Missing Man’s Body Found in Decatur County

According to Lt. Brian Donalson with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, the body that was discovered in Decatur County last week was identified as the missing person reported just a few days prior.   Josh Owens, 31, was found deceased in a wooded area near the 2000 block of Dothan Road on Thursday, August 18 around 4:30 p.m.… Read More »

UPDATED 10:38 a.m. DCSO, BPS, and GBI Press Conference on Homicide Case (Monday Morning)

UPDATE (10:38 am) Authorities stated that a murder case from September may be tied to this case. Evidence ties the two together. Both victims worked at Bbge Pizza Hut when first murder (September) occurred. At this time there appears to be no known motive. According to investigators, Knight was actually doing a favor as suspect had a bicycle… Read More »

Four arrested for meth in Miller County

Last Thursday, the GBI and the Pataula Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Connie Laverne McGinnis, AKA Connie Akridge, on Pirate Drive, in Colquitt. The search warrant was the culmination of a two month investigation conducted by the Pataula DTF into the alleged distribution of Methamphetamine, also known by its street name “ICE,”… Read More »

GBI warns parents of sleeping with infants in the bed

View image | gettyimages.com Decatur, Georgia – Public awareness of sleep-related infant deaths in the state of Georgia is critical in preventing these deaths.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) hope to raise awareness about the dangers of co-sleeping.  Prevention… Read More »

More information released on Early County shooting death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Sylvester office, is investigating a case in Arlington, in which an Early County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 58-year-old man on Tuesday. According to a GBI media release, deputies were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. to Jerry’s Country Meat and Catering Company on Highway 45 in response to an emergency 911 complaint of… Read More »

GBI: Man shot by deputy was holding shotgun and had threatened suicide

News Release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation-Thomasville On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the GBI’s Thomasville Office was requested by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an independent investigation into a shooting in Decatur County. At about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, deputies with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office responded to 162 Azalea Circle regarding a reported suicide threat.… Read More »

One dead, two injured after Saturday shooting in Colquitt

One person is dead and two others were injured after a shooting in Colquitt, Ga., on Saturday, June 20, according to media reports. The shooting happened at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of 2nd Street and Dancer Street in the city of Colquitt, Miller County. Lamaris Miller, a 30-year-old male, was the victim of the shooting,… Read More »

Grady County man convicted of murder, other charges after abusing infants

Marcus Bernard Smiley Junior was convicted in Cairo,Ga. court on Wednesday, for killing a three month old baby, and causing a brain injury to a seven-month old, according to the office of Joe Mulholland, district attorney for the South Georgia Judicial Circuit. Smiley,31, was found guilty of one count of Malice Murder, one count of Felony Murder, two… Read More »

Havana, Fla., man charged in Cairo, Ga., shooting death

A Gadsden County, Fla., man has been charged in last weekend’s fatal shooting in Cairo, Ga., according to media reports. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 28 year old D’Laljujuan Jones of Havana, Fla., turned himself in to Cairo, Ga., police on Monday, Jan. 19. Jones was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Stanley Hill,… Read More »

“Operation MasqueRAID” Targets People Trading Child Pornography

Decatur, GA – As a result of a three month proactive investigation coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, 44 search warrants were executed in 31 counties today.  Law enforcement officers conducting the searches were looking for evidence of distribution of… Read More »

Bainbridge woman is third person charged in Crisp County murder

CORDELE , Ga. – The Americus Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office are announcing the arrest of a third suspect in the murder of Crisp County resident JASPERIN ARMSTRONG, 20. On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, GBI agents and Crisp County Sheriff’s Investigators, assisted by Bainbridge Public Safety Department officers and… Read More »