On October 13, 2005, Paulding Deputies responded to what eventually was determined to be the murder of Regan Wheeler. Wheeler, who was a man of
faith and a Paulding County resident, was gunned down in his own driveway when he
presumably came home and interrupted a burglary at his residence.
Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of the Investigation (GBI) have been working this case continuously since its occurrence 16 years ago.
Detectives and GBI Agents partnered with Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as well. The FBI has pledged manpower as well as financial resources to help increase the reward.
Detectives and Agents believe that someone out there has a key piece of information that they have kept to themselves for the past 16 years. They further believe that this piece of information, no matter how small, could lead to an arrest in this case.
Crime Stoppers Atlanta has put up $14,000 and the FBI has put up $16,000 for a total of $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Regan Wheeler in 2005. The Wheeler family has also started their own GoFundMe page in order to raise money to help increase the reward.
If you have any information about this cold case murder, please call or send a message to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division tip line at (770) 443-3047, the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app, or the GBI Tip Line 1-800-597-8477.