GBI: Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood under investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has an open case involving Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood, although no one is saying what it's about.

Natalie Ammons, deputy director of public affairs with the GBI, confirmed that an investigation is ongoing for Hood. Joe Montgomery, special agent in charge with the GBI, declined to specify what the investigation concerns.

The Gordon County Sheriff's Office asked the GBI on Jan. 26, 2021, to initiate an investigation.

The sheriff's office and district attorney's office have recused themselves from the investigation, which is standard procedure when an investigation involves an elected official, Montgomery said.

The Georgia Attorney General's Office will appoint a prosecutor to review the case when it is completed and will advise if and what charges will be filed.

Because this is an open investigation, no other details are available for release at this time.