High speed chase ends with two wrecks – one each in Spalding and Lamar counties

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A high speed chase involving two suspect vehicles initiated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office ended with two separate wrecks – one in Lamar County and the second in Spalding County. According to Monroe County Sheriff Brad Freeman, the incident began in Monroe County when a deputy patrolling the interstate observed […]

GPD: SIU, CAGE units made 44 arrests in September

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Special Investigations (SIU), and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement(CAGE) units in September made 44 arrests, including four gang related arrests, recovered six handguns and seized more than $6,400 and a stolen vehicle. The arrests represented multiple cases including a homicide that occurred at the entrance of Griffin Crossings […]

Six men arrested after fight on downtown Griffin sidewalk

STAFF REPORT ::: Six men were arrested after a fight broke out on a sidewalk in downtown Griffin. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Friday on the sidewalk near Slices Pizzeria, reported Griffin Police Department Officer Scott Collum, who was patrolling the area searching for a suspect vehicle that may have been involved in […]

GPD: Dispute at Wal-Mart led to Griffin Crossings murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A dispute at Wal-Mart led to the Saturday afternoon shooting death of 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm at Griffin Crossings Apartments, officials say. The Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division conducted numerous interviews and executed several search warrants throughout the day, ultimately determining that Hamm and two other men who were involved […]

Three arrests made in Monday morning murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people are in custody, charged in connection with the Monday morning murder of 52-year-old Anthony Reid who was shot at the Quality Inn located at 2014 North Expressway. The shooting was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3:30 a.m. and responding deputies located Reid on the floor of […]

GPD: Three suspects arrested, charged in Friday night murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three suspects are in custody, charged in the Friday night murder of 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca. Deluca died early Saturday after being transported by helicopter to an Atlanta trauma unit for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head. According to the Griffin Police Department, leads developed by investigators, tips, witness […]

GBI: Early analysis indicates Atlanta riots included out-of-state organization

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Information and Analysis Sharing Center has conducted a preliminary analysis of data regarding protest-related arrests in Fulton County from May 29 through June 1 that revealed more than 15 percent – 57 of the 370 arrested – were from out-of-state, five were homeless and the majority – 294 – were […]

BREAKING NEWS: Large scale SCSO narcotics case nets nearly 50 suspects

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office – in a joint operation involving multiple cooperating law enforcement agencies – has arrested nearly two dozen people in connection to an alleged large-scale narcotics trafficking operation in Griffin. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, nearly three dozen additional suspects are also wanted in this […]

HCPD: Five murder suspects in custody; one remains at large

STAFF REPORT ::: Five suspects have been arrested and one remains at large in connection with a Henry County homicide. According to a press release issued by the Henry County Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 10:49 p.m. April 8. Officials say the six suspects were at the victim’s residence located in the 600 […]

Multi-jurisdictional narcotics operation nets three arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A cooperative operation involving many law enforcement agencies from numerous jurisdictions resulted in the arrest of three men on drug related charges. According to a press release issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), a series of search and arrest warrants were executed at separate Woodbury locations including 100 Country Club […]

Armed carjacking suspects from Dekalb arrested in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: Two armed carjacking suspects from a Dekalb County incident have been apprehended by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies of the PCSO at 8:08 p.m. Thursday night attempted to execute a traffic stop on a Nissan Rogue, but the driver reportedly refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued on Highway 19 southbound […]

Six alleged gang members arrested for armed robbery of Bowen’s Pharmacy

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested six men in connection to a Tuesday morning armed robbery at Bowen’s Pharmacy located at 1378 Experiment St. According to a press release issued by the GPD, upon arrival, officers were given a description of suspects and a description and the tag number of the vehicle […]

Two Griffin men arrested after traffic stop on vehicle reported stolen

STAFF REPORT ::: Two Griffin men were arrested Monday after officers of the Griffin Police Department Special Investigations and CAGE units attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle reported stolen out of Newton County. Officials say the driver, Jermad Barkley, jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot, throwing a handgun in the […]

SCSO: 20 arrested, 10 wanted in connection with meth, opioid investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 20 people in connection with an investigation specifically targeting individuals allegedly distributing methamphetamine and opiates in Griffin and Spalding County. In addition to the 20 arrested, ten more suspects are wanted and being sought in connection to this investigation. The investigation was initiated in December, […]

Butts County S.O. seizes 52 pounds of meth in traffic stop

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A traffic stop conducted Tuesday by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the seizure of just over 52 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of two women. According to Sheriff Gary Long, the traffic stop was executed by the Interstate Crime Enforcement (ICE) Unit. “Back in the day in was […]