One Arrested After Attempting to Elude PR 22-008

PRESS RELEASE One Arrested After Attempting to Elude CRISP COUNTY- March 28, 2022 On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, around 1:55 P.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joel Gaspar, a 21-year-old male from Fort Myers, Florida, and Josue Gaspar, a 20-year-old male from Fort Myers, Florida. Joel Gaspar is charged with driving while license suspended, fleeing or attempting to elude, possession of firearm/knife during a crime, felony possession of marijuana, obstructing or...



Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests PR 22-007

PRESS RELEASE Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests CRISP COUNTY- March 25, 2022 On Thursday, March 24, 2022, at approximately 7:50 A.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joseph Costa, a 31-year-old male from Hialeah, Florida, and Robert Munoz, a 27-year-old male, from Miami, Florida. Costa is charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and Speeding in Excess of Maximum Limits. Munoz is charged with Trafficking in Marijuana. A Crisp County Deputy stopped a Kia Sportage for...



Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Fraud Arrests PR 22-006

PRESS RELEASE Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Fraud Arrests CRISP COUNTY- March 2, 2022 On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, around 10:20 P.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Laphonso Badie, a 37-year-old male from Atlanta, Georgia, and Adrianna Bailey, a 23-year-old female, from Decatur, Georgia. Badie is charged with (83) Counts of Financial Identity Fraud, (68) Counts of Forgery 1st Degree, (15) Counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud, (15) Counts of Financial Transaction...



Crisp County is one of the 46 Georgia counties to receive a grant from Governor Kemp’s Law Enforcement Training Grant Program PR 22-005

PRESS RELEASE Crisp County is one of the 46 Georgia counties to receive a grant from Governor Kemp’s Law Enforcement Training Grant Program CRISP COUNTY- February 10, 2022 On February 04, 2022, Gov. Kemp announced over $5.6 million in Law Enforcement Training Programs grants. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is awarded $69,400 for an Apex Officer Training Simulator. The Apex Officer System provides interactive testing and assessment and immersive, hands-on scenario-based exercises...



Former School System Employee Arrested for Aggravated Child Molestation PR 22-004

PRESS RELEASE Former School System Employee Arrested for Aggravated Child Molestation CRISP COUNTY- February 4, 2022 On Thursday, February 3, 2022, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Crisp County School System employee Lorenza Davis, Jr. 28-year-old male from Cordele, GA, for (2) counts of Aggravated Child Molestation. Additional charges are pending further investigation. Davis was arrested without incident and transported to the Crisp County Detention Center. ###



Theft Investigation Leads to Drug Arrests PR 22-003

PRESS RELEASE THEFT INVESTIGATION LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS CRISP COUNTY- February 4, 2022 On Tuesday, February 1, 2021, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a theft of purses at Crisp Regional Hospital. On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested William Higdon 22-year-old male from Cordele, GA. Higdon is charged with Felony Theft by Taking and (7) counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft. The investigation of the purse thefts lead...



Two Arrested After Attempting to Elude PR 22-002

PRESS RELEASE Two Arrested After Attempting to Elude CRISP COUNTY- January 13, 2022 On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, around 1:55 P.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joel Gaspar, a 21-year-old male from Fort Myers, Florida, and Josue Gaspar, a 20-year-old male from Fort Myers, Florida. Joel Gaspar is charged with driving while license suspended, fleeing or attempting to elude, possession of firearm/knife during a crime, felony possession of marijuana, obstructing or...



Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant To  Crisp County Sheriff’s Office PR 22-001

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 an $ 23,483.20 High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Funding for this grant is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is awarded based upon the partnership with The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in helping to reduce...



Search Warrant Results in Drug Arrests PR 21-028

PRESS RELEASE Search Warrant Results in Drug Arrests CRISP COUNTY- December 30, 2021 On December 29, 2021, during an investigation into illegal drug distribution, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force (M.S.N.T.F) and the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 1517 13th Ave East Apt. F. As a result, Matthew Kivett, 38-year-old male, resident of Cordele, and Monica Coleman, 34-year-old female, resident of Cordele, were arrested at approximately 12:15 P.M without...



Student Brings Weapon on Campus After Class PR 21-027

Student Brings Weapon on Campus After Class PR 21-027 On December 7, 2021, the Crisp County Sheriffs’ Office was contacted by administrators at the Crisp County Learning Center, located on 14th Avenue in reference to a student having a weapon on school property. When deputies arrived at the school, the weapon had been taken by school officials. The weapon was not loaded. There were no other students present on campus when the incident occurred. The 19-year-old, Patrick Ellis, was placed...



Three Vehicle Accident PR 21-026

At approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, there was a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Frontage Road and GA HWY 300. A Crisp County Sheriff's Office unit was involved in the crash. The collision occurred when the driver of a white Tahoe pulled across 300 in front of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by a Sheriff's deputy, causing the Tahoe to flip onto its side. The Tahoe then struck a blue Ford Fusion. Thankfully all occupants of the vehicles were ambulatory and...



Georgia Sheriff's Association Operation Watchful Eye VI PR 21-025

Operation Watchful Eye VI Thanks to an initiative involving 66 Georgia Sheriffs, 35 sex offenders were arrested and 51 warrants were issued across the state from October 25 – November 1, 2021 for violations of state registration laws. In 2015, the first coordinated effort across the state was launched to conduct residence verifications and compliance checks of registered sex offenders during a specific time period. The coordinated initiative became known as Operation Watchful Eye. Due...