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GBI arrests former Miller Co. sheriff on 17 felony charges

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the former Miller County Sheriff, Shane Rathel. (Souce: WALB) The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the former Miller County Sheriff, Shane Rathel. (Souce: WALB)
MILLER CO., GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the former Miller County Sheriff, Shane Rathel.

New warrants for 16 counts of felony theft by taking and one felony count of violation of office were taken as part of an ongoing investigation. 

The arrest happened Wednesday after Rathel turned himself in to the Miller County Jail, where he was booked.

Information was uncovered that led to the discovery of stolen money in various areas associated with the sheriff's office.

These new charges will be handled by the Miller County Superior Court.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. 

Rathel was arrested by the FBI in October of 2016 on stolen gun charges.

The GBI and the Miller County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information to contact the GBI Region 9 office at (229)225-4090 or the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 758-3421.

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