D.A.: Gang leader pleads guilty to attempting to murder man

STAFF REPORT ::: A guilty plea was entered Monday in a gang-related Upson County case in which prosecutors say the gang leader put a hit on a man’s life. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Angelina Garcia, the leader of the Blood Diamond Kartel of the Donald […]

Three T-Mobile armed robbery defendants convicted; sentences range from 20 years to life

STAFF REPORT ::: Three perpetrators of a July 2018 armed robbery of the Griffin T-Mobile store have been sentenced to prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison. According to a press release issued by the Spalding County District Attorney’s Office, the case of State of Georgia v. Dexter Lamar Boyd and Victor […]

SCSO: No outstanding suspects being sought in Monday stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the Monday morning aggravated assault that left two men wounded, but some information has been made available. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, whose personnel initially responded to the High Falls Road scene, soon after requested the GBI conduct this investigation. “Because Sheriff Dix […]

BoE member, second man wounded in Monday morning stabbing

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education member Syntel Brown was seriously wounded in a stabbing Monday morning. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at a High Falls Road residence. Deputies responded at approximately 9:07 a.m. to a call of an aggravated assault at that location. Upon […]

Violent Griffin home invasion, aggravated assault of child victim results in life sentence

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County jury on Thursday convicted Lajayvayon Malek Johnson on numerous charges related to a violent home invasion. Having been convicted of home invasion, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person under the age of 18, possession of marijuana […]

GPD investigating aggravated assault that left one person severely injured

STAFF REPORT ::: One person was badly injured at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday evening aggravated assault on Alice Street, in the area behind McIntosh BP and Spalding Liquor. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the victims wounds were described as “severe.” The victim, described as “uncooperative,” with the investigation, was […]

Identities of shooting victim, suicide released

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into what authorities say was an attempted murder/suicide. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday responded to a report of shooting at a residence in the 600 block of Cheatham Road. Authorities say as the […]

One wounded and five arrested in Tuesday shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: One man was wounded and five people have been arrested in connection to a Tuesday shooting. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, officers were dispatched to 1321 Lyndon Ave., at approximately 12:19 a.m. in reference to a report of a person having been shot. Upon arrival, officers […]

David Gibson’s friends, family speak out at plea hearing; judge expounds on sentence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: David Gibson, formerly of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, has plead guilty to two felony counts of violating his oath of office. Gibson on Thursday afternoon appeared before Superior Court Judge Robert M. Crawford and entered a blind plea, which means his guilty plea was entered without prior knowledge of the […]

Sheriff: Man arrested on multiple counts of aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Stockbridge man has been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges of aggravated assault and other crimes in connection with a Wednesday night incident in Northside Hill Apartments. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Sgt. Josh Pitts, of the Special Operations Unit, was on […]

Two hospitalized after separate shooting, cutting incident

  STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two aggravated assaults that occurred this week, with one suspect currently being in custody. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies were dispatched to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital at 6:20 a.m. Feb. 22, in response to a report of a […]

Two men charged with stalking, aggravated assault in connection with 16-year-old GCA student

  STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in the case of a 16-year-old female Griffin Christian Academy student who reported being followed by two men in a white pickup truck Friday morning, Sept. 9, and approached at gunpoint at the intersection of Ellis Road and North Expressway, and a […]

Sheriff: Road rage incident leads to stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A motorist was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after an alleged road rage incident resulted in a stabbing. According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, the incident occurred on Highway 19-41 in the vicinity of School Road. “There was a road rage incident where one driver forced the other driver into the […]

Man shot in alleged attempted armed robbery

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged attempted armed robbery that occurred Thursday night leaving one victim with multiple gunshot wounds. According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, deputies at 10:13 p.m. responded to an attempted armed robbery and person shot call at the Triangle Amoco Station at 3241 Jackson […]

Sunday morning drive-by shooting wounds one

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, leaving one man wounded. According to Investigator Todd Howard, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, the shooting took place at 1701 Park Circle and was reported at approximately 3:40 a.m. Howard said the incident was precipitated by […]