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Sex Offender Registry Update

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New Deputies Sworn In

Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough Swears In Deputies Dewayne Gardner, on the left, and Robert Owens, on the right.

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Sex Offender Registry Update

                  SEX OFFENDER                                                          Robert Lee Knight, Jr.                                                  Age: 35  Race: B   Sex: Male   Height: 6'00  Weight: 218                                                        REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ADDRESS: 2907 Wilton, Avenue, Lot #2 Tifton, Ga.                              DATE OF CONVICTION: 07/10/2008  PLACE OF ARREST: Tift COUNTY, GA                                                    CHARGE: Statutory Rape    Disposition: CONVICTED                                                                                                          www.tiftsheriff.org

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Promotion Day At The TCSO


Deputies Leger & Strickland Promoted

Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough promoted two deputies today.  Deputy Christopher Leger, on the left, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant while Deputy Christopher Strickland was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

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New Deputy Sworn In



Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough administering the Oath Of Office to new Tift County Deputy William Ruter

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Sex Offender Registry Update

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Two-Year Old Shot Inside Tift County Residence

Two-Year-Old Shot Inside Residence in Tift County

SEPTEMBER 08, 2020

Tifton, GA (September 8, 2020) - On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Tift County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI to assist in a death investigation.

The Tift County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a child not breathing.  Upon arrival at 1706 Mosley Avenue in Tifton, deputies discovered two-year-old Mirakle Brown who was unresponsive and later pronounced deceased at the scene.  Preliminary information indicates that Mirakle and a six-year-old child were in a bedroom alone when a firearm was discharged, striking Mirakle in the head.  The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Brown was transported to the GBI Crime Lab and autopsy results are pending.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Tift County Sheriff's Office at 229-388-6020 or the GBI's Regional Office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080.

Social Security Scam Alert


The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, continues to warn Americans about widespread phone scams where callers may impersonate Social Security or claim a Social Security-related problem, to gain your trust and steal your money.

The Social Security Administration will NEVER :

Call to threaten you with arrest or legal action if you do not immediately pay a debt, fine, or fee.

Tell you that your Social Security number has been suspended, or offer to increase your benefits or resolve identity theft problems in exchange for payment.

Require payment via retail gift cards, prepaid debit cards, wire transfers, or internet currency like Bitcoin, or by mailing cash.

Demand secrecy in handling a Social Security-related problem, or tell you to make up a story to tell your friends, family, or store/bank employees.

Text you unsolicited to tell you about a problem with your Social Security number or benefits.

Email you attached documents containing your personally identifiable information.

Be very cautious if you receive an unsolicited call from the government and you don't recognize the problem or issue they're calling about. Do not provide personally identifiable information over the phone.

Discuss major financial decisions with trusted friends or family. If you owe money to Social Security, the agency will mail you a letter with payment options and appeal rights.

If you receive a suspicious call:





Let's SLAM phone scams together!

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Sex Offender Registry Update

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Sex Offender Registry Update

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