Report of gang activity and stolen property leads to multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in numerous arrests on narcotics and stolen property charges. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation targeting the residence located at 520 Mangham Road was initiated in early November after information was received alleging individuals associated […]

Meet up on Instagram and heavy drinking lead to shots fired on Hale Avenue

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Personnel of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division on Sunday night responded to a call on Hale Avenue reporting a dispute that escalated to gunfire. According to Sgt. Lee Ward, Brian Harwood reported a verbal dispute involving himself and an acquaintance had become violent. “Upon my arrival at 820 Hale […]

GPD: Four juveniles charged in 11 entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division has arrested four suspects in a series of entering auto cases. According to a GPD press release, a report was received Nov. 16, referencing a burglary in progress at 1150 W. College St. Extension. Upon arrival, officers observed four individuals inside a secured fence at […]

Investigation of Ringgold’s Superette armed robbery ongoing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of the Monday night armed robbery of Ringgold’s Superette. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, investigators are continuing to process evidence and information from the incident, which was reported at 6:49 p.m. Officials say the suspect is a slender male approximately six feet […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ringgold armed robbery suspect being sought

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred tonight at Ringgold’s Superette. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, an armed suspect robbed the Jackson Road business at gunpoint before fleeing in a dark in color older-model compact vehicle. This vehicle was last seen on Johnny Cut Road. The suspect […]

Drive by shooting under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a reported drive by shooting on Tinsley Street. The incident was reported by James Andrews, who said the incident occurred outside his 729 E. Tinsley St. residence. “Andrews sister April Andrews was sitting on the couch in the living room when she heard the shots and […]

SCSO investigating Sunday night shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged aggravated assault that left one man wounded by gunfire. The incident was reported just prior to 7 p.m. Sunday, with Deputy Greg Speights dispatched to 116 Mace St. in reference to a person with a gun shot wound. The reported victim has been […]

GPD: Argument leads to aggravated assault by vehicle in El Charro parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that was reported in the parking lot of El Charro on North Expressway. Officer Matthew Kerlin, on Saturday responded to a call reporting a person being struck by a vehicle that had then fled the scene. Upon arrival, Kerlin spoke with Jeremiah […]

Man charged with aggravated assault in baseball bat attack

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man, 59-year-old Richard Wayne Chestnut, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking family members with a baseball bat. Master Patrol Officer Geoffrey Zimbleman, of the Griffin Police Department, on Friday responded to a domestic dispute call on E. College Street, where he met with the complainant, […]

GPD: Woman ran from home to escape domestic violence incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested Justin Grubbs in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident. Sgt. Tony Brown responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic assault at Grubb’s Brook Circle residence. However, Brown reported that he responded to a secondary Brook Circle residence after he was flagged down by […]

Traffic stop leads to arrest on charge of meth trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is facing a potential sentence of more than 25 years prison and a $1 million fine in connection with charges including trafficking meth. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units on Wednesday arrested Jackson Jones, of 1185 School Road, after he was allegedly found to […]

SCSO Operation Relentless nets 20 arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted Operation Relentless, resulting in 20 arrests. Personnel of the SCSO C.A.G.E. Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Special Operations Unit worked with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision for this operation, netting arrests of some individuals allegedly connected to local gangs, some of whom had been […]

Former jailer and shooting victim arrested in domestic violence incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Amanda Moore, age 34, has been arrested and charged with simple battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act related to an assault on an elderly woman. Moore, who was a deputy with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, sustained a gunshot wound to the head in another domestic violence-related incident June 12. […]

Woman charged with animal cruelty in shooting of two dogs

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County woman, 28-year-old Sara Brown, has been charged with cruelty to animals and obstruction of a law enforcement officer after allegedly admitting she shot two dogs. The owner of the dogs, Carrie Kent, on Oct. 19, reported to Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nicholas Gatlin that her dogs were […]

Child sex predator sentenced to life plus 75 years

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Convicted child sex predator Antorio Parker has been sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison. According to the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Parker was on Tuesday sentenced by Senior Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards to serve life plus 40 years in prison for crimes committed against […]