Arrest made in Elm Street burglary

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a residential burglary that occurred Oct. 4. According to a press release issued by the Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at an Elm Street residence, where the victim’s security system captured video footage of […]

Juvenile arrested in school bomb threat case

STAFF REPORT ::: A juvenile has been arrested and charged in connection with the bomb threat that resulted in the Aug. 9 Level 2 lock down of Rehoboth Road Middle School (RRMS). Officials have identified the suspect as the same juvenile male arrested during the 2018-2019 school system for making multiple threats against numerous schools. […]

Man in viral video charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: James Crews, the Lamar County man at the center of a viral video in which he allegedly acknowledged his intent to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested. Crews, who has since Monday been in the custody of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged in connection with […]

Family member charged with murder of off-duty Coweta deputy

STAFF REPORT ::: One man has been arrested in connection to the Tuesday, April 30, 2019, shooting death of 25-year-old Edmond Irvin, an off-duty deputy of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the GBI was requested to investigate by the Palmetto Police Department. Authorities […]

Father of young boy injured in accidental shooting arrested on weapon charge

STAFF REPORT ::: The father of a seven-year-old boy who sustained an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen has been arrested. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, Tremell Reives was on April 22, arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The victim, who has not […]

Sheriff: “Thorn in the side” charged with meth trafficking, other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is in jail tonight on numerous felony narcotics charges after a search warrant conducted by personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Marty Manley was arrested by members of the SCSO CAGE Unit and SWAT Team after the warrant was executed at his residence located at 553-A Poplar […]

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 […]

GPD report: No indication of dog fighting in case of alleged cruelty to animals

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man – Courtney Montez Thomas, age 35 – has been charged with animal cruelty as the Griffin Police Department (GPD) is investigating the circumstances that resulted in one dog being euthanized and the placement of three others in the custody of Spalding County Animal Control. The investigation began Saturday, […]

Police: Heavily armed masked gunman thwarted outside local restaurant

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A citizen’s quick thinking and willingness to get involved may well have prevented a tragedy Sunday afternoon when he witnessed a heavily armed masked man approaching a Griffin restaurant. Wesley Land reported to 911 that as he was parked behind Griffin Stereo at approximately 2:30 p.m., he witnessed a man officials […]

SCSO deputy arrested, fired following alleged domestic dispute involving child

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County deputy has been arrested and charged with one count of reckless conduct in connection to an alleged domestic dispute Feb. 22. The man was also terminated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Bentley was arrested Feb. 27, for an incident involving his live-in girlfriend. According to a press […]

Arrest made in fatal Feb. 2018 hit and run

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed that an arrest has been made in the Feb. 19, 2018, hit and run that took the life of 37-year-old Shaun Wright. According to information from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Allen. Allen was arrested Dec. 10. Wright was struck […]

Teen arrested in connection with armed robberies of Hot Spot gas station

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the robberies of the Hot Spot gas station. Investigators on Friday executed a search warrant on a room at the Super 8 Motel located on North Expressway. This warrant resulted in the arrest of 17-year-old Anna Caroline Halton. Two males were also […]

Arrest made in multiple Spalding County entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a series of entering auto cases. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to multiple reports of vehicles that were entered during late October. Many of these incidents occurred in south Spalding. A homeowner provided investigators with […]

GSP trooper arrested on charge of DUI

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A trooper assigned to the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post was arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Christopher McEntyre, who was at the time of the incident a GSP corporal, was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance at a Searcy Avenue […]

Sheriff: Search warrant nets drugs and gang related information

STAFF REPORT::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office C.A.G.E. Unit resulted in the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of Kerry Wellmaker. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation and subsequent search warrant conducted on Wellmaker’s residence originated with multiple complaints about alleged drug activity. […]