Sheriff: Violent home invasion suspect arrested after brief standoff

STAFF REPORT ::: A man being sought in connection to a violent home invasion has been apprehended by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, 27-year-old Taveyez Brown was taken into custody after his office received a lookout on him from the Griffin Police Department. Brown, who had several outstanding warrants for […]

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 […]

Spalding man sentenced to 20 years for aggravated battery against baby

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County jury on Friday morning convicted Versaches Evans of aggravated battery for fracturing his infant daughter’s ribs. The baby was only 12-weeks-old when her injuries were discovered. Evans was charged with additional counts, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on those charges. For his conviction for aggravated […]

GPD: Man charged in City Park kidnapping, aggravated battery

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in an alleged kidnapping and assault in Griffin’s City Park that left one woman badly injured. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, Terene White on March 20 sought treatment at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital for extensive injuries including a fractured nose, other […]

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 […]

GPD: Two wounded, one arrested in Sunday aggravated assault

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department has made an arrest in a Sunday aggravated assault/aggravated battery incident that left two people injured. The GPD Uniform Patrol Division was called to 513 Belle St. Sunday in reference to the alleged attack. Officials say two victims – Tyrone Hughley and Acquilla McGhee – had sustained cut […]

GPD: Man stabbed and beaten prior to knife attack on van

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: After responding in nonemergency mode to a 911 call regarding an intoxicated person at the Econo Lodge located at 1616 North Expressway, officers of the Griffin Police Department on Thursday discovered a hotel guest had allegedly stabbed a vehicle after beating and stabbing a co-worker. Officer Dawn Storm, of the GPD […]