SCSO: Driver in Thursday night vehicle pursuit was driving under the influence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who allegedly fled from deputies Thursday night, resulting in a three-county vehicle pursuit as 26-year-old Tori Markia Parker. Authorities allege Parker was driving under the influence when she refused to comply when deputies initially attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the […]

Teen girl charged in Griffin Skate Inn incident; BLM protest underway at SCSO

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement is underway at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Organized by community activist Ray Harps-Muhammad, the protest is in response to an incident that occurred Friday night at Griffin Skate Inn. The family of a 14-year-old girl alleges she was slapped in […]

Teen charged in Griffin murder apprehended in Clayton County

STAFF REPORT ::: Malik Yarbrough, the 16-year-old suspect charged with murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Robert D. Brown, has been apprehended in Clayton County. After conducting numerous interviews and executing search warrants in this case, Griffin Police Department (GPD) investigators identified Yarbrough as the suspect in Brown’s murder. After further investigation, they notified […]

Griffin man arrested on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual exploitation of children. The three felony charges are related to the alleged possession of child pornography. Patrick Finnegan, age 23, of Griffin, was on Wednesday, July 8, arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) […]

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 […]

Authorities apprehend man sought after Thursday vehicle pursuit

STAFF REPORT ::: A man being sought after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement Thursday has been apprehended. Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas on Thursday reported that his agency was involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in Meriwether County and crossed over into Pike. Pike County deputies joined the pursuit of the suspect, now identified […]

Sheriff: Man arrested after firing upon two Spalding deputies responding to domestic call

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man has been arrested and is facing charges related to firing shots at Spalding County deputies. According to a press release issued by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at approximately 11:43 p.m. Tuesday when deputies responded to a domestic call at 116 King Richard Drive. Authorities say […]

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 […]

Man identified as Crips member arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshal Service, on Friday morning executed a search warrant at 105 Forrestwood Drive, resulting in the arrest of 21-year-old Octavious Montrell Lyons in connection with Saturday, May 9 shooting death of a 12-year-old boy. The victim in that shooting was playing on […]

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 […]

GBI: Meriwether County man arrested for child sexual exploitation

STAFF REPORT ::: A Meriwether County man has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children. The arrest of Robert Louis “Trey” Nasdeo resulted from a GBI investigation of alleged sexual exploitation of children via online service. According to a press release issued by […]

GPD apprehends burglary suspect as store owner remotely viewed the crime

STAFF REPORT ::: An alert business owner reported a commercial burglary as it was in progress, which led to the speedy apprehension of one suspect by officers of the Griffin Police Department. Renish Panjwani on Monday at approximately 3:45 a.m. called in a report to Spalding E911 that he was watching live video footage of […]

GPD traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man is in custody facing numerous narcotics related charges after a traffic stop conducted by the Griffin Police Department CAGE Unit. According to a press release issued by the GPD, an agent of the Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit on Monday initiated a traffic stop, resulting in a man […]

GBI investigation results in child pornography arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: James Warren Krivan, age 33, of Thomaston, has been arrested on numerous child pornography charges. In relation to a an investigation pertaining to alleged online sexual exploitation of children, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), with assistance from the Thomaston Police Department, executed a search warrant […]