Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Athens Regional Office in a murder case. A release from the GBI states Barrow deputies responded to a possible road rage incident that left one man dead and another wounded. 

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Some coroners are warning that autopsies could take longer as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation loses one of its medical examiners. The GBI has announced that its crime lab in Macon will stop performing autopsies for an indefinite period of time starting Oct. 1.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an assault of a Georgia State Trooper. According to a media release form the agency, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol requested the probe regarding a shooting incident involving the trooper.

The GBI reports that around 10:10 pm on Tuesday, January 21, the trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by 24-year old Tim Carruth of Colbert.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department responded to a domestic violence incident at University Gardens Apartments at 190 Baxter Drive.

According to a preliminary statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, officers found a man from North Carolina at the scene armed with a machete. After brandishing the machete in a "threatening manner" and ignoring officers' commands to drop the weapon, an officer fired his gun at the subject, hitting him in the torso.

GBI Investigating After Body Found in Lake

Oct 4, 2019
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The GBI is investigating after a body was found in a lake Wednesday.

According to a media release, the body of a white male was discovered near 2323 Booth Circle in Winder. It appeared to have been in the water for several days.

The was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur. Identification and the cause of death are pending lab results.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

The GBI, Barrow County Sheriff’s Office and Barrow County Coroner’s Officer are investigating.

Anyone with any information can contact the Athens GBI Office at 706-552-2309.