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 […]

Dispute between adult male and juvenile female leads to one arrest

STAFF REPORTS ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, a Thursday night disturbance at Ponderosa Mobile Home Park located at 1578 Patterson Road resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old McCormick Randell. Beam reported deputies received a report of the disturbance at 8:34 p.m and their investigation revealed a dispute had occurred between Randell and […]

GPD: Aggravated assault, armed robbery suspect apprehended in the Bronx, NY

STAFF REPORTS ::: Fredrick Earnest Schnell, the second suspect wanted in connection to a June 18 armed robbery at Ma & Pa Grocery, during which a shot was fired, has been apprehended. According to Lt. Mike Natale, of the Griffin Police Department, one suspect, Devontae Young, was quickly apprehended after the incident with the assistance […]

Local businessman arrested, charged in Sunday morning murder

STAFF REPORTS ::: Local businessman Timothy Watkins has been arrested in Clayton County in connection to the shooting death of Kenneth Marshall Jr. Officers of the Clayton County Police Department responded to the 9900 block of Chappell Lane at approximately 1:20 a.m. Sunday in reference to a person shot. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered […]

Friday shooting leaves man in critical condition

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested Jamal Foster in connection with a Friday night shooting that left one man in critical condition. The GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 8:39 p.m. to the emergency room of Spalding Regional Hospital in reference to the shooting victim. Officers spoke with the victim, Derrick […]