Crisp County Sheriff’s Office joining Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI holiday enforcement campaign PR 20-038

For Immediate Release Crisp County Sheriff’s Office joining Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI holiday enforcement campaign The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety are reminding drivers to make the right decision to not drink and drive because those that do not heed this warning may spend part of the holiday season sitting in a jail cell. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is joining sheriff’s offices, police departments and the...



Two Rescued from Sinking Boat on Lake Blackshear PR 20-037

PRESS RELEASE Two Rescued from Sinking Boat on Lake Blackshear CRISP COUNTY- December 9, 2020 On December 8, 2020, at approximately 4:50 P.M. Crisp County Communications E-911 received a call regarding a boat sinking in Lake Blackshear just south of South Cedar Creek. One of the passengers on the vessel contacted 911 and gave occupant and location information. Crisp County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division Region 5 (GA DNR LED), Crisp...



Subject Arrested for Theft by Deception PR 20-036

PRESS RELEASE Subject Arrested for Theft by Deception CRISP COUNTY- December 3, 2020 On December 1, 2020, at approximately 9:30 A.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Michiel Johnson, a 52-year-old male resident of Cordele, in the Walmart parking lot (1215 16th Ave East). Johnson was charged with Theft by Deception and transported to the Crisp County Detention Center without incident. This is an ongoing investigation, and further charges are pending. On...



Two Suspects Arrested in Mini Storage Burglaries, Suspects Wanted in Multiple States PR 20-035

PRESS RELEASE Two Suspects Arrested in Mini Storage Burglaries, Suspects Wanted in Multiple States CRISP COUNTY- December 2, 2020 On December 1, 2020, at approximately 2:30 P.M., a Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Investigator arrested Kenneth Johnson, a 30-year-old male, and Rebecca Johnson, a 31-year-old female, both residents of Baconton, GA. Kenneth and Rebecca Johnson are each charged with 10 (ten) counts of burglary and 1 (one) count of theft by taking. They are also wanted on...



(4) Four Entering Auto Suspects Arrested PR 20-034

PRESS RELEASE (4) Four Entering Auto Suspects Arrested CRISP COUNTY- December 2, 2020 From November 28-29, 2020, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested four individuals connected to the entering auto cases in Arabi and Cordele, Georgia. Below are those arrested and their charges: Lorodrick Mumphery, age 18 8 (eight) counts of Entering automobile or other motor vehicle with intent to commit theft or felony. Carlos White, age 17 2 (two) counts of Entering automobile or...



(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...



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...



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...



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...



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...