SCSO investigating alleged sexual assault


The GRIP has confirmed that the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a sexual assault that allegedly occurred at Tyus Park on Monday, Feb. 13.

According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the investigation indicates this is an isolated incident.

“We are investigating a sexual assault that occurred yesterday at Tyus Park,” Jones said. “A suspect has been identified and is an acquaintance of the victim. Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.”

SCSO officials strongly reiterated that this appears to be an isolated incident and that Tyus Park is safe.

The GRIP initiated contact with the Sheriff’s Office after receiving information pertaining to this incident from a concerned Spalding County resident. Anyone with information or questions may contact Sheila Mathews at 770.713.5839 or

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