(4) Four Missing Kentucky Juveniles Located in Crisp County PR 20-033

PRESS RELEASE (4) Four Missing Kentucky Juveniles Located in Crisp County CRISP COUNTY- November 19, 2020 On November 19, 2020, around 2:55 P.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Office located (4) four juveniles reported missing from Marshall County, Kentucky. The juveniles were located at the Love’s Travel Stop at 1525 E 8th Ave, Cordele, Georgia. On November 19, 2020, around 2:10 P.M., Crisp County E-911 Communications issued a BOLO for a 2011 Ford, Fusion with (4) juvenile...



Crisp County Sherriff’s Office urges everyone to buckle up before busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period PR 20-032

Crisp County Sherriff’s Office urges everyone to buckle up before busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is joining the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to remind drivers and passengers before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday travel period to not risk a ticket by always remembering it to click it with their seat belt. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is joining sheriff’s offices, police departments and the Georgia State...



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Former Firefighter Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of Children PR 20-031

PRESS RELEASE Former Firefighter Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of Children CRISP COUNTY- November 13, 2020 On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested former part-time Sumter and Crisp County Firefighter Henry Butts, age 56, for the following charges: (6) Six Counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children Sodomy; Aggravated Sodomy Sodomy; Aggravated Sodomy Sodomy; Aggravated Sodomy Sodomy; Aggravated Sodomy Sodomy; Aggravated...



MULTIPLE ENTERING AUTOS REPORTED PR 20-030

PRESS RELEASE MULTIPLE ENTERING AUTOS REPORTED CRISP COUNTY- November 3, 2020 There were seven entering autos reported to Crisp County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend in Arabi, Georgia. These reports also include firearm thefts. Investigators with Crisp County Sheriff’s Office are actively working on these cases. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office has also assigned additional deputies for increased patrols to deter criminal activity and apprehend offenders. Crisp County...



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Sheriff’s Deputy Dies from Coronavirus PR 20-029

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff’s Deputy Dies from Coronavirus CRISP COUNTY- November 1, 2020 With deep regret, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of active duty Sheriff’s Deputy, Corporal Avery Hillman. Corporal Hillman died from COVID-19 related complications Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Georgia. Corporal Hillman contracted COVID-19 while on duty. Corporal Hillman was assigned to the Hospital Division. Corporal...



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Retired K9 Tessa Passes Away PR 20-028

PRESS RELEASE Retired K9 Tessa Passes Away CRISP COUNTY- October 27, 2020 The Crisp County Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of retired K9 Tessa. On Monday, October 26, 2020, retired K9 Tessa passed away after a short bout with health issues. K9 Tessa was a 13-year-old Belgian Malinois, and she served the community for ten years. After an exceptional career, K9 Tessa went home and enjoyed life with her handler Sergeant Kenny Purvis and his family. K9 Tessa started working for...



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Wanted Subject Arrested PR 20-027

PRESS RELEASE Wanted Subject Arrested CRISP COUNTY- October 23, 2020 On October 22, 2020, at approximately 11:30 P.M., Crisp County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Levi Owens, a 44year-old white male from Pitts, Georgia, in the 200 block of Powers Road. Owens is wanted by Wilcox County Sheriff's Office for the following: • Trafficking Methamphetamine • Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute • Possession of a firearm by a convicted...



Victims of Crime Act Grant Renewed PR 20-026

PRESS RELEASE Victims of Crime Act Grant Renewed CRISP COUNTY- October 16, 2020 Crisp County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce our Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) Grant was renewed at $146,000.00. This grant renewal will allow us to continue growing our Victim Advocate Unit. In October of 2017, we announced we were awarded a Victims of Crimes Act Grant that allowed us to hire (2) two Crime Victim Advocates. Our Victim Advocates respond to violent crime victims and/or their...



Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Awarded State Homeland Security Grant PR 20-025

PRESS RELEASE Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Awarded State Homeland Security Grant CRISP COUNTY- October 15, 2020 Crisp County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that we were selected to receive an $11,250.00 State Homeland Security Grant. The Homeland Security Grant Program, administered through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency assists local efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond...



Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant To Crisp County Sheriff’s Office PR 20-024

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant To Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Crisp County, Ga - The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce it has received a $54,178.00 Grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This grant was awarded based upon the partnership with The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in helping to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the State of Georgia. “The loss of one life on our roads is one...



Single Vehicle Accident PR 20-023

PRESS RELEASE Single Vehicle Accident CRISP COUNTY- September 30, 2020 On September 29, 2020, around 9:50 P.M., Crisp County E-911/Communications dispatched Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp County Fire Rescue, and Crisp County EMS to an overturned vehicle. A 2003 Blue Dodge truck overturned while traveling northbound on GA HWY 300 around mile marker 4. The driver stated they swerved to miss a dear. After swerving, the driver lost control of the vehicle, struck a utility pole,...



Tennessee Homicide Suspect Arrested PR 20-022

PRESS RELEASE Tennessee Homicide Suspect Arrested CRISP COUNTY- September 28, 2020 Thomas Mack Arnold, a 38-year-old male, was arrested around 4:00 A.M. September 28, 2020, without incident at mile marker 84 on GA 401/I75. Thomas Mack Arnold is wanted for homicide from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. On September 28, 2020, around 3:40 A.M., Crisp County E-911 Communications issued a BOLO for a 1997 Green Mercury Grand Marquis occupied by Thomas Mack Arnold; a...