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 […]

Driver charged with running red light in collision with fire chief

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Tuesday morning vehicular collision that severely injured Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief John Hamilton resulted from a driver running a red light, police say. According to Officer Scott Collum, of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, 22-year-old Jerry Anya Oruada, of Hampton, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic eastbound on Taylor […]

Griffin fire chief struck by vehicle; severely injured

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief John Hamilton was severely injured early Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle. Hamilton was bicycling in the area of Chick-fil-A on Taylor street when he was hit. Due to inclement weather, transport by air ambulance was not possible, so he was transported by ambulance to […]

One man critically wounded in Wednesday afternoon shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man was critically wounded in a Wednesday afternoon shooting that authorities are describing as a personal dispute. Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a call reporting a person shot at approximately 2 p.m. in the 800 block of East McIntosh Road. “The two people […]

Wreck that killed GHS student, critically injured two others under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The wreck that killed 17-year-old Griffin High School student Devin Vickers and left two other Spalding County teens in critical condition remains under investigation by the Henry County Police Department. According to Investigator Jake Mitchell, a collision investigator in the HCPD Traffic Unit, the wreck, which occurred just north of Atlanta […]

Two GPD officers injured, one seriously, in early Tuesday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin police officers were injured, one seriously, in a wreck early Tuesday morning when the patrol car occupied by Officer Amanda Frix, a Griffin Police Department veteran, and Erin McAdams, a recently-certified rookie officer who was in field training under Frix’s supervision, was struck in the driver’s side. The incident […]

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 […]

Two people seriously injured in Saturday evening motorcycle wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people were seriously injured Saturday in a wreck involving a motorcycle and a Griffin Police Department patrol car. The wreck occurred at 6:05 p.m. in the intersection of North Hill and Broadway streets. According to Cpl. R. Youngblood, of the Griffin State Patrol-Griffin Post, the incident occurred when Timothy Atkinson, […]

GPD: Two people stabbed in alleged domestic dispute

STAFF REPORT ::: A Thomaston man is being sought in connection with a Tuesday night stabbing that remains under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. Officers of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call of a stabbing at 1813 Old Atlanta Road at approximately 10:15 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located two people wounded and […]

Aggravated assault under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department investigation of a Monday night shooting remains ongoing. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched at approximately 8:42 p.m. to the Dollar General located at 1665 W. McIntosh Road in reference to a report of a person shot. One man – Jonah Wilson – sustained […]

Daughter, 16, arrested for shooting mother, an SCSO detention officer

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has now confirmed the 16-year-old female arrested in connection to the Wednesday afternoon shooting of Amanda Moore is the victim’s daughter. The suspect was originally identified as the Moore’s step-daughter. Officials say Moore, who works as a detention officer in the Spalding County Jail, sustained a […]

SCSO detention officer shot in alleged domestic violence incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed an employee of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was shot Wednesday afternoon in what is being described as a domestic violence incident. SCSO deputies, assisted by the Spalding County Fire Department, WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Griffin Police Department, responded at approximately 3:38 […]

GPD investigating aggravated assault that left one person severely injured

STAFF REPORT ::: One person was badly injured at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday evening aggravated assault on Alice Street, in the area behind McIntosh BP and Spalding Liquor. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the victims wounds were described as “severe.” The victim, described as “uncooperative,” with the investigation, was […]

Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot shooting appears to be accidental, Sheriff says

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One woman was seriously wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting incident in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary School. The preliminary investigation suggests this appears to be an accidental shooting. “We have one person shot – it’s a female,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reported at the scene. “She appears to […]