Domestic violence related aggravated assault results in SWAT standoff: SCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged domestic dispute that investigators say resulted in a man being cut with a knife and a subsequent SWAT Team response. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 4:33 a.m. Sunday to a call reported a person being cut during a […]

GPD: Alleged gang members drew guns in store during angry confrontation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault in which two groups of suspected gang members allegedly drew weapons on one another in a local convenience store. The incident was reported by an employee of Super Speed Zone located at 678 North Expressway. GPD Officer Chelsea Jones, of the Uniform Patrol […]

Governor suspends Don Hawbaker from office as Spalding County commissioner

STAFF REPORT ::: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has suspended from office Spalding County Commissioner Don Hawbaker. An executive order announcing Hawbaker’s suspension was issued Wednesday. Hawbaker was indicted on Oct. 29 indicted on one count of aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act, five counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and two […]

Thomaston man arrested for repeatedly stabbing his mother

STAFF REPORT ::: A Thomaston woman is in critical condition after a stabbing late Monday afternoon. According to Thomaston Police Department Chief Mike Richardson, officers responded to 562 2nd Ave., where a woman approximately 50-years-old was located in an apartment with multiple stab wounds. Officials say the woman told officers her son stabbed her, and […]

Police: Social media post in favor of President Trump leads to stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A social media post in support of President Donald Trump led to a violent fight and left one man critically wounded with multiple stab wounds, officials say. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – election day – in Thomaston. Officers of the Thomaston Police Department responded at 8:40 […]

Shooting sends Griffin man to Atlanta trauma unit by air ambulance

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man, 22-year-old Leonardo Sanchez, was grievously wounded in a shooting late Wednesday night. Officers of the Griffin Police Department responded at approximately 9:22 p.m. to 1220 Lake Ave. in reference to a person shot. Upon arrival, Officer Scott Sierra, of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division, located Sanchez, who sustained […]

Griffin man charged with violently assaulting, kidnapping and robbing uncle

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man has been arrested after a relative reported being brutally attacked, bound and robbed. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division on Oct. 7 responded to the area of Kendall Drive and Glory Road to meet with Kenneth Palmore who reported he had been robbed while at the […]

Griffin woman charged in Tuesday night homicide

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in the Tuesday night shooting death of 40-year-old Johnny Whitlock. Griffin Police Department investigators have charged 25-year-old Renita Thomas, of 615 Northside Drive Apartment O-2 with aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and pointing a gun at another. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 7:30 […]

Sheriff: Two people shot in Tyus Park after fighting over woman

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people were wounded in a shooting overnight Saturday in Wyomia Tyus Park. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office responded at approximately 2:30 a.m. to the WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Room where deputies met with Griffin Police Department personnel regarding the incident. The shooting was not initially reported to 911 by […]

SCSO CAGE Unit apprehends 16-year-old shooting suspect

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Rasheed Redding, the 16-year-old suspect in the Sunday night shooting on Hallyburton Street, has been taken into custody by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, a warrant was served, and Redding was arrested by agents of the SCSO Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit. He has […]

One shooting suspect in custody; one remains at large

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Jester, a suspect in the Sunday night shooting that seriously wounded 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, has been taken into custody. Authorities say Sanchez was shot following a dispute over a stolen bicycle. A second suspect, 16-year-old Rasheed Redding, is described as a black male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall […]

Sunday night shooting leaves woman seriously wounded; two suspects at large

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is seeking two suspects in a Sunday night shooting that left one woman with serious injuries. Officers responded at approximately 8:30 to a call reporting a person shot at 522 Hallyburton St. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, of 601 Hallyburton St., was initially transported to WellStar […]

Teen seriously wounded in Sunday shooting airlifted to Atlanta trauma unit

STAFF REPORT ::: Two people were injured – one seriously – in a shooting Sunday afternoon on Kentucky Avenue. Officers of the Griffin Police Department responded to the call at approximately 1:30 p.m. and rendered aid to the victims, one a 16-years-old male, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. Due to the nature […]

GPD: Man beaten in head with hammer; brother arrested for aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attacking his brother with a hammer at their 804 N.8th St. residence. According to the Griffin Police Department, Shquillee Gould sustained critical injuries – numerous deep lacerations to the head – in the attack. Upon the arrival of GPD Officer Chris […]

Woman arrested after shooting leads to Amber Alert for endangered two-year-old

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Wednesday night response to a shooting call resulted in an Amber Alert for a missing two-year-old little girl. Authorities say officers of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to the shooting call at 423 Circus Street at approximately 9:28 p.m., but were initially unable to locate a victim or […]