Griffin man charged with felony for filing false report alleging shooting incident


A Griffin man was arrested Friday after appearing at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound.

According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies were called to the hospital at 11 a.m. Feb. 10, in reference to a gunshot victim who had walked into the hospital.

The complainant, identified as Jason Hydrick, a 41-year-old white male, reported that he had been shot while at the intersection of Teamon and Jordan Hill roads.

Officials say Hydrick reported as he was sitting at the intersection, he was approached by an unknown black male who asked him for a cigarette. A physical confrontation ensued and according to Hydrick, the male produced a handgun.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that Hydrick said the weapon discharged during the struggle and the round struck Hydrick in the right leg.

Hydrick allegedly stated that after the shot was fired, the unidentified male fled the scene on foot.

Investigators responded to WellStar SRH and crime scene investigators were dispatched to the crime scene.

Based on physical evidence and their interview of Hydrick, it was determined that he fabricated the entire event. The investigation is ongoing.

The Spalding County Sherriff’s Office has charged Hydrick with false statement, a felony, and is currently being housed in the Spalding County Jail.


  1. Hopefully justice shall ensue!

  2. I live in this area and I do see a black male at the four-way almost every day asking for cigarettes. He never comes to the car

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