GPD: Two people stabbed in alleged domestic dispute

STAFF REPORT ::: A Thomaston man is being sought in connection with a Tuesday night stabbing that remains under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. Officers of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call of a stabbing at 1813 Old Atlanta Road at approximately 10:15 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located two people wounded and […]

GPD traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man is in custody facing numerous narcotics related charges after a traffic stop conducted by the Griffin Police Department CAGE Unit. According to a press release issued by the GPD, an agent of the Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit on Monday initiated a traffic stop, resulting in a man […]

GBI investigation results in child pornography arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: James Warren Krivan, age 33, of Thomaston, has been arrested on numerous child pornography charges. In relation to a an investigation pertaining to alleged online sexual exploitation of children, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), with assistance from the Thomaston Police Department, executed a search warrant […]

Former jailer who survived shooting again arrested for domestic violence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Amanda Moore, the 34-year-old Spalding County woman and former deputy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office who survived being shot in the head by her then 16-year-old daughter, has been arrested for domestic violence for the second time since that shooting. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ You can read about the domestic violence shooting incident […]

GPD traffic stop results in three arrests on narcotics and weapons charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A traffic stop conducted by the Griffin Police Department Special Investigation and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit resulted in the arrests of three and the seizure of narcotics and firearms. The initial traffic stop occurred Feb. 25, and led to the location of three grams of crack cocaine, 9.5 grams […]

GPD: Four arrested in armed robbery, including juveniles, ages 12 and 15

STAFF REPORT ::: Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the alleged armed robbery of a Marco’s Pizza delivery driver. Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division officers were on Thursday night dispatched to Marco’s Pizza in response to the report of an armed robbery in the vicinity of Turner Street. A delivery driver reported […]

Armed carjacking suspects from Dekalb arrested in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: Two armed carjacking suspects from a Dekalb County incident have been apprehended by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies of the PCSO at 8:08 p.m. Thursday night attempted to execute a traffic stop on a Nissan Rogue, but the driver reportedly refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued on Highway 19 southbound […]

“Chest bump” results in simple battery arrest under Family Violence Act

STAFF REPORTS ::: A report filed with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office by a man alleging he was frightened of his son has resulted in an arrest under the Georgia Family Violence Act. According to the incident report filed by Deputy Colt Taylor, the dispute involved a demand for assistance paying a bill. “Upon my […]

Six alleged gang members arrested for armed robbery of Bowen’s Pharmacy

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested six men in connection to a Tuesday morning armed robbery at Bowen’s Pharmacy located at 1378 Experiment St. According to a press release issued by the GPD, upon arrival, officers were given a description of suspects and a description and the tag number of the vehicle […]

Hawbaker retains all rights as duly elected county commissioner

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Don Hawbaker, who is currently being held without bond in the Spalding County Jail, remains a member of the Spalding County Board of Commissioners. Under Georgia law, governmental action to remove a commissioner may not be initiated prior to the official being indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge. […]

Spalding Commissioner Don Hawbaker facing multiple felony charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Don Hawbaker, the Spalding County commissioner who allegedly initiated a standoff with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team will soon face additional felony charges related to claims he fired shots at deputies. The incident began when SCSO personnel arrived at Hawbaker’s 1121 Satilla Court residence to serve four warrants for […]

GPD arrests two on charge of felony theft by taking

STAFF REPORT ::: Information provided by a Griffin resident assisted in the arrest of two suspects in a recent theft case. The Griffin Police Department on Jan. 29, responded to a report of a stolen white enclosed trailer taken from the parking lot between the Valero gas station and Rustic Lantern on East Taylor Street. […]

Police working to identify person of interest in murder investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Henry County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a Thursday afternoon murder. The body of 24-year-old Voiese Pinn was located at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the pavilion in the Pembrooke Park neighborhood in McDonough. Pinn had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The HCPD has now released a […]

Sheriff: High-ranking Bloods gang member arrested on 28 counts

STAFF REPORT ::: A joint operation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units and the United States Marshal SERFTF Unit resulted in the arrest of Myrrin Watson at 276 Hosanna Road. Authorities describe Watson as one of the highest-ranking Bloods gang members effecting Griffin-Spalding County. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, Watson […]

Pike County Sheriff’s Office vehicle pursuit ends in DUI arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: A Jan. 24 vehicle pursuit in Pike County resulted in one arrest. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office reports that Levi Mincey, of Gresham Road, fled from deputies on Highway 19. Authorities say a deputy was approaching Mincey in reference to an investigation of driving under the influence when he allegedly fled. Mincey […]