Third arrest made in April murders of two men set ablaze in truck

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made a third arrest in the brutal April 2021 murders of Joshua Wyatt and Carlos Benford. Kristin Cordero-Rojas, age 29, was on Thursday arrested in an operation including the SCSO Special Operations and CAGE units, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Gang Task Force, United States Marshal […]

Two Henry County men identified as murder victims found in burning truck; suspect in custody

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in a case in which two bodies were discovered in a pickup truck engulfed in flames. The Spalding County Fire Department (SCFD) and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) on Tuesday afternoon responded to the call on Jackson Road near the Butts County line.Upon arrival, first responders located […]

Teen charged in Griffin murder apprehended in Clayton County

STAFF REPORT ::: Malik Yarbrough, the 16-year-old suspect charged with murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Robert D. Brown, has been apprehended in Clayton County. After conducting numerous interviews and executing search warrants in this case, Griffin Police Department (GPD) investigators identified Yarbrough as the suspect in Brown’s murder. After further investigation, they notified […]

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 […]

Sheriff: Narcotics operation nets dozens of arrests; delivers “big blow” to local distribution network

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation titled “Operation Say No More”, led by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (C.A.G.E.), has resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

Operation Jail Storm nets contraband in Spalding County Detention Facility

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel from his office, the Griffin Police Department and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Jan. 4, conducted a search of the Spalding County Detention Facility. This joint exercise – named Operation Jail Storm – was conducted to locate […]