Griffin High students face felony, other criminal charges

STAFF REPORT :::

Two Griffin High School students are facing multiple criminal charges – including one felony each – after a Thursday afternoon incident involving officers the Griffin Police Department.

GPD Cpl. Chris Webb responded to GHS upon the request of Assistance Principal Dr. Douglas Wheeler, who reported a student causing a disturbance.

“Wheeler was attempting to get a female to give him her information so that he could do a report. Wheeler asked me to assist in getting the female’s information. I asked the female several times to identify herself as she did not,” Webb reported.

According to Webb, the female student, later identified as 18-year-old Jamya Henry, continued to refuse to cooperate, became irate and began using profanity.

“I advised the female that she needed to give me her ID or tell me her name as she still refused and walked away from me while I was still trying to investigate the situation,” Webb said. “After several attempts I advised the female that she was under arrest for obstruction as she continued to refuse to cooperate with me.”

Webb said that a second student then intervened in the situation.

“As I attempted to arrest the female (Henry) a black male stepped in front of the female and would not move. I advised the male several times to move as he did not,” Webb said.

Webb then requested additional officers respond to GHS to assist, citing the male student’s hinderance.

“Upon the arrival of other units an attempt to arrest the female resulted in a fight with the unknown male and female. The male subject punched one of the officers responding as he was taken to the ground,” Webb stated.

Henry and the juvenile male student, who authorities have not identified, were transported to the Griffin Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct, felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer and disruption of a public school.

Webb cited the felony level charge was due to an injury Henry inflicted on Officer Scott Collum.
Webb also reported he was injured during this incident.
The GRIP has requested additional reports related to this incident but they have not yet been made available. Additional information related to this incident will be reported as it becomes available.

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