Chief of Police Arrested and Charged with Burglary in Atkinson County, Georgia

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Atkinson County, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested and charged the Willacoochee Chief of Police with Burglary. On Monday, October 31, 2022, the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office requested the GBI to conduct an investigation regarding the actions of the Police Chief.

Preliminary information indicates that Anthony Williams (49) of Adel, Georgia burglarized a home on October 11, 2022. On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Mr. Williams turned himself in and was booked into the Atkinson County jail, where he has since bonded out.

Multiple sources are reporting Mr. Williams has since been terminated from his position.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alapaha District Attorney’s Office at (229) 686-7015 or the GBI Region 4 Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.




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