GPD: Murder victim and suspect were members of same criminal street gang

STAFF REPORT ::: The murder victim located Wednesday afternoon near the Griffin Municipal Golf Course has been identified as 20-year-old Pierre Parrish, of Locust Grove. Parrish’s body was located in a wooded area near the intersection of Beck and English streets. Griffin Police Department investigators believe Parrish’s body had been at that location for several […]

Sheriff: High-ranking Bloods gang member arrested on 28 counts

STAFF REPORT ::: A joint operation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units and the United States Marshal SERFTF Unit resulted in the arrest of Myrrin Watson at 276 Hosanna Road. Authorities describe Watson as one of the highest-ranking Bloods gang members effecting Griffin-Spalding County. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, Watson […]

GPD: Crips and Bloods behind multiple shootings over past few days

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Police Department investigators now say several shooting incidents this week are believed to be gang retaliations involving the Crips and Bloods criminal street gangs, with at least one related outside incident involving a murder. These incidents have resulted in residences being struck by projectiles from various caliber weapons. The shootings have […]

Search warrant results in numerous drug, weapon and gang charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A search warrant jointly-executed by agents of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit resulted in a variety of felony and misdemeanor narcotics, gang or weapons-related charges against three individuals. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the […]

Police: Known gang leader arrested

SUBMITTED ::: A July 26 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Andre Noble, who authorities identify as a known gang leader. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the traffic stop was conducted by Georgia State Patrol Trooper T. Flournoy, who stopped a white Mercedes for allegedly speeding in the […]

Spalding County Sheriff’s Office presents gang information at BoC workshop

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::  Griffin, Georgia is the motherland. – Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Tony Little   The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Monday appeared before the Spalding County Board of Commissioners to present information on the status of local gangs and crime. Room 108 of the Spalding County Annex is at near standing room […]

GPD investigator: Griffin gangs cross stereotypical racial boundaries

Publisher’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles on Griffin’s gang activities The Grip has run since fall 2011. We will continue to cover this issue both as the criminal activities impact the community and local officials work to erradicte the problem. As part of its ongoing efforts to eliminate gangs and […]