Jury deliberations in Coggins’ murder trial to begin Monday afternoon

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The state has rested its case in the trial of Frankie Gebhartd, who stands accused of the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins. The defense has presented its first witness and has one remaining to testify. Gebhardt has informed the court thathe will not take the stand. Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams […]

GBI: Timothy Coggins sustained dozens of stab, slash wounds and lacerations; was drug behind vehicle

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Sworn testimony given in the Thursday morning preliminary hearing of Frankie Gebhardt and William “Bill” Moore Sr. provided graphic details of the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins, a crime authorities say was racially motivated. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jared Coleman testified that Coggins sustained numerous horrific wounds at the […]

Two defendants bound over to stand trial in 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Frankie Gebhardt and William Moore Sr., the two men charged with the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins, were on Thursday morning bound over to stand trial in Spalding County Superior Court. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jared Coleman was the lone witness in the preliminary hearing held before Chief Spalding […]

Bond denied for two men charged with 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins

STAFF REPORT ::: Two men arrested and charged with the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins – Franklin Gebhardt and William Moore Sr. – have been denied bond. According to the office of Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker, Gebhardt and Moore Sr. were on Monday denied bond by Superior Court Judge W. Fletcher Sams. […]

Five arrested in connection with brutal 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office announce that arrests have been made in the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins. Coggins was murdered in October 1983 on Manley Road. He suffered multiple forms of trauma that resulted in his death. Brutally murdered, his […]

Sheriff: 34-year-old cold case reopened and under active investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), in cooperation with Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker’s Office, have reopened the investigation in to the 34-year-old cold case murder of Timothy Coggins. Timothy Coggins’ body was found on a power line off Minter Road in Sunnyside […]

GPD makes arrest in 20-year-old cold case double homicide

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Officials of the Griffin Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have announced  the arrest of Larry Stanford in connection to the 1994 stabbing deaths of his wife, 28-year-old Peggy Stanford and 36-year-old Phillip Leaks. Larry Stanford’s arrest in the 20-year-old cold case resulted from new information that came to light […]