Griffin man charged in second violent case in less than six weeks

Booking photo provided by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

Isaac Burks, the 19-year-old Griffin man arrested Thursday by the Griffin Police Department in connection with a carjacking, was already facing charges stemming from a September shooting incident.

Burks was arrested Sept. 1 on charges of reckless conduct, theft by receiving stolen property and criminal damage to property related to an August case.

According to the GPD, Uniform Patrol Division officers reported hearing approximately ten to 12 shots fired in the vicinity of Lane Street in the early evening hours of Aug. 29.

One vehicle on Lynn Lane was found to have sustained damage from the gunfire.

After identifying Burks as the suspect in the August case, the GPD, with assistance from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on his 115 Marble Court residence.

That search resulted in the seizure of a firearm previously reported stolen.

Burks was on Sept. 4 released from the Spalding County Jail on a $35,000 bond.

Less than six weeks later, Burks is again being held in the Spalding County Jail on charges related to an Oct. 8 incident.

Authorities say Burks is one of two men who committed a carjacking in an attempt to flee from an officer of the GPD Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit.

Officials say Burks and a second fleeing suspect entered a parked vehicle near the intersection of West Quilly and Belle streets and while armed with a handgun, demanded the female occupant drive away.

Officers later located a handgun in the vehicle’s rear passenger floorboard where one suspect reportedly attempted to hide.

In the October case, Burks faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and pedestrian on highways for which bond has been set in the amounts of $500, $1,000 and $500 respectively, and additional charges of motor vehicle hijacking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for which bond was denied.

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