Sheriff: Lt. Josh Pitts under GBI investigation, on admin leave


The GRIP has confirmed that Lt. Josh Pitts, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, has not been arrested.

After being contacted by numerous individuals seeking information on this issue, The GRIP contacted Sheriff Darrell Dix.

“Josh Pitts has not been arrested. There was a complaint filed against him and there is an investigation going on, but he has not been arrested,” Dix stated. “There was a complaint filed against him and there’s an investigation going on, but he has not been arrested.”

Dix said he could not elaborate on the complaint against Pitts, but did confirm it pertained to his official capacity.

“All I can say is that after receiving a complaint, I contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating it,” Dix said. “This story started circulating about a week ago and I responded to it on social media. The accusation is that Josh Pitts had been arrested. He has not been arrested. He has not been charged with anything. There is an investigation being conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and that’s it.”

Pitts is on paid administrative leave.

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  1. What did he do

  2. Margaret says:

    Don’t believe that for a minute Josh Pitts is a fine upstanding officer he just probably pissed somebody off by doing his job that’s what we pay him for good luck to him can’t wait to see him back to work

  3. Juanita Junkins says:

    I want Josh to know I have followed his record from the very beginning as I have been interested in him all these years and think he is one of the very best – expect that is the reason for a complaint. I went to his l home for his High School graduation party and I do not think I have missed any of his posts.

    So very sorry he and his family have to go through this. Want Suzane, his mom and Josh to know I am thinking of the family and will be so very glad when his name is cleared. He does not deserve this. I will be praying for all of you.

    Juanita Junkins

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