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 […]

Two armed bank robbery suspects in custody; two remain at large

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A high speed chase resulted in the apprehension of two men in connection with the Friday afternoon armed robbery of the Griffin branch of Regions Bank located at 327 W. Taylor St. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at the bank […]

Two arrested in Jackson non-gang related shooting incident

STAFF REPORT ::: Two individuals have been arrested in connection to a Friday night shooting in Jackson that took the life of Cederrius Hastings, a 16-year-old Griffin High football player, and left three others wounded. At approximately 12:30 a.m. May 21, deputies of the Butts County Sheriff’s Office responded to persons shot at a residence […]

Large Griffin crowd at scene of Jackson drive-by where GHS student was shot and killed

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Butts County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a late Friday night drive-by shooting that took the life of a Griffin teenager and left three others wounded. According to Maj. Darrell Powers, of the Butts County Sheriff’s Office and the lead investigator in the case, the incident occurred on […]

Vehicle chase enters eastern Spalding County Wednesday evening

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A vehicular chase that began in Butts County made its way into eastern Spalding County just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The incident began with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, but as the chase made its way towards Griffin-Spalding County, at least a half dozen law enforcement units – one from the […]