GPD: Woman ran from home to escape domestic violence incident

Justin B Grubbs

Booking photo courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office


The Griffin Police Department has arrested Justin Grubbs in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident.

Sgt. Tony Brown responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic assault at Grubb’s Brook Circle residence.

However, Brown reported that he responded to a secondary Brook Circle residence after he was flagged down by a resident who stated the alleged victim was inside his home.

“I made contact with her Mrs. Sherry Grubbs and she stated that her and her husband Grubbs, Justin had gotten into an argument and that it turned physical (sic all),” Brown reported.

Brown said Sherry Grubbs reported she had been at her husband’s office the previous day, where she saw what she described as inappropriate content on his computer. She declined to specify what she had discovered, saying it was too embarrassing, Brown said.

On the day of the alleged attack, she said she had moved her husband’s things downstairs, Brown said.

“Mrs. Grubbs stated that Mr. Grubbs became very angry and grabbed her by her hair and neck and threw her into the side table by the couch breaking the lamp and other items, and also threw her into the wall of the living room,” Brown reported. “Mrs. Grubbs stated that he then went into the bedroom with her and took his head and bashed his head onto the wood blinds causing a gash in his forehead. Mrs. Grubbs stated that he grabbed her and took his blood from his face and smeared it in her face.”

She said at that time, she attempted to call 911, but her husband grabbed her phone and threw it into the living room, Brown reported.

“Mrs. Grubbs stated that she then tried to get away from him and that he grabbed her again in the in her neighbors front yard and drug her through the grass (sic all),” Brown said, adding that Sherry Grubbs reported she was then able to get away from her husband and seek help at a neighbor’s home, where she called 911.

Brown and Sgt. Brandon Walden went to the Grubb’s residence, where they found the front door open.

They cleared the residence, but Justin Grubbs was not present.

Injuries to Sherry Grubbs’ face and hand were documented, her blood- and grass-stained sweater was collected and she was advised on where to seek assistance.

Justin Grubbs was subsequently arrested on warrants for battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act and obstructing an emergency telephone call.

Publisher’s note: For clarification, the individual arrested in this incident is Justin Buice Grubbs, an attorney.
This incident DID NOT involve Justin Mays Grubbs, a funeral director.

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