Two men in critical condition after shooting during basketball tournament

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two men were critically wounded by gunfire during a basketball tournament Sunday afternoon in Jackson. The incident occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. at a gym owned by the Butts County School System. “It wasn’t at the high school, but it was on school property. It was at a basketball arena – […]

Third suspect being sought in Butts County shooting that killed one, wounded three others

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A third suspect has been identified and is being sought in connection with the Tuesday, Feb. 16 shooting in Butts County that killed 18-year-old William Trawick and left three others wounded. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Calvin Teotis Rozier who is described as a black male who […]

Two men arrested in Jackson shooting that killed one and wounded three

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old William Trawick in a Butts County shooting that left three others wounded. Carey Williams, age 18, of Locust Grove, and Jordan Watson, age 18, of McDonough, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. “One was taken into custody […]

Butts County murder victim identified as 18-year-old former Griffin resident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim killed in a Butts County shooting has been identified as 18-year-old William Trawick. According to Maj. Jeff Nix, the incident occurred at a Brooks Road residence at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Three other individuals including one woman and two men were also shot. Trawick, the female victim and one […]

Four people shot, one person killed, in Butts County

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Four people have been shot and one person has died in a Butts County shooting. The incident occurred Tuesday night. Three of the victims only recently moved from Griffin to Butts County. According to Sheriff Gary Long, the incident was initially reported as an active shooter situation. “The deputies were dispatched […]

Prisoner indicted for stealing $11 million while in prison

STAFF REPORT ::: Arthur Cofield, who is currently serving a prison sentence in the Georgia prison located in Butts County, and two other men have been indicted for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering. According to U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak, the charges, and other information presented in court report that Cofield, […]

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 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 […]