Altercation leads to shots fired; multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An altercation that escalated to gunfire resulted in the arrests of several people on a variety of charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the end of Windsor […]

Arrest made in Elm Street burglary

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a residential burglary that occurred Oct. 4. According to a press release issued by the Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at an Elm Street residence, where the victim’s security system captured video footage of […]

Pike County S.O. apprehends armed carjacking suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: Pike County deputies on Saturday morning engaged in a vehicle pursuit related to a carjacking in another jurisdiction. According to a press release issued by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began at 2:54 a.m. on Highway 18. The vehicle involved had been reported stolen during an armed carjacking at the […]

Murder suspect surrenders to police

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: David Blalock Jr., the suspect in the Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, shooting death of 29-year-old Charles Alsobrooks, is in police custody. Authorities say Blalock Jr. turned himself in to the Griffin Police Department at 5:28 p.m. today. Alsobrooks sustained multiple gunshot wounds when attacked in the 400 block of North 8th […]

One suspect in custody following Friday murder

STAFF REPORT ::: David Blalock Sr., who was being sought by the Griffin Police Department in relation to the Friday afternoon murder of 29-year-old Charles Alsobrooks, is in custody. According to a GPD press release, Blalock Sr., age 41, was wanted on charges of felony hindering apprehension of a criminal and tampering with evidence. Investigators […]

Friday shooting victim dies in hospital; suspects identified

STAFF REPORT ::: The victim of a Friday afternoon shooting in the 400 block of N. 8th Street has been identified as 29-year-old Charles Alsobrooks. Alsobrooks died as a result of injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds. Griffin Police Department investigators have identified 23-year-old David Blalock Jr. as a suspect in that shooting. Blalock Jr., […]

Friday afternoon shooting under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: A Friday afternoon shooting that wounded one person is being investigated by the Griffin Police Department. According to a press release issued by GPD Public Information Officer Lt. Daniel Jett, officers responded at 2:02 p.m. to a report of a person shot in the 400 block of N. 8th Street. In addition […]

Aggravated assault under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department investigation of a Monday night shooting remains ongoing. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched at approximately 8:42 p.m. to the Dollar General located at 1665 W. McIntosh Road in reference to a report of a person shot. One man – Jonah Wilson – sustained […]

Ringgold armed robbery suspects under investigation for human trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: A search warrant executed by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrests of three, two of whom are suspected of committing the Wednesday night armed robbery of Ringgold’s Store located at 4243 Jackson Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 21, […]

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: Burglary suspects flagged down deputy after killing getaway car battery

STAFF REPORT ::: Two men have been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a burglary of the Chevron convenience store located at 3200 High Falls Road. According to a press release issued by the Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to that location at approximately 3 a.m. […]

SCSO arrests four on narcotics, other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four men in recent narcotics cases. The first occurred June 26, the result of a traffic stop. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, a deputy of the Uniform Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on a black Nissan Altima on Old […]

Man in viral video charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: James Crews, the Lamar County man at the center of a viral video in which he allegedly acknowledged his intent to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested. Crews, who has since Monday been in the custody of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged in connection with […]

Teen daughter charged with shooting mom may be tried as adult

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The 16-year-old Griffin girl charged with shooting her mother, Amanda Moore, in the head may be tried as an adult. The GRIP has confirmed reports that the juvenile allegedly shot her mother while she was sleeping. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the teenager has been charged with aggravated assault, […]

Spalding man sentenced to 20 years for aggravated battery against baby

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County jury on Friday morning convicted Versaches Evans of aggravated battery for fracturing his infant daughter’s ribs. The baby was only 12-weeks-old when her injuries were discovered. Evans was charged with additional counts, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on those charges. For his conviction for aggravated […]