Six men arrested after fight on downtown Griffin sidewalk

STAFF REPORT ::: Six men were arrested after a fight broke out on a sidewalk in downtown Griffin. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Friday on the sidewalk near Slices Pizzeria, reported Griffin Police Department Officer Scott Collum, who was patrolling the area searching for a suspect vehicle that may have been involved in […]

GPD: Dispute at Wal-Mart led to Griffin Crossings murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A dispute at Wal-Mart led to the Saturday afternoon shooting death of 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm at Griffin Crossings Apartments, officials say. The Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division conducted numerous interviews and executed several search warrants throughout the day, ultimately determining that Hamm and two other men who were involved […]

Two suspects in custody in Griffin Crossings shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Multiple suspects are in police custody related to the Saturday afternoon shooting death of 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm. “We are no longer actively seeking any other suspects on reference to the shooting that took place earlier this afternoon at Griffin Crossings,” said. Griffin Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Daniel Jett. […]

Griffin Crossings shooting victim has died

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim of a Saturday afternoon shooting in Griffin Crossings Apartments complex has died. He has been identified as 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm, of Griffin. Hamm sustained a gunshot wound to the chest in the shooting that occurred at the entrance to Griffin Crossings, located at 1597 W. McIntosh Road. Hamm […]

GPD: Shooting suspect remains at-large; investigation ongoing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department investigation of a Saturday afternoon shooting in the Griffin Crossings Apartment complex remains ongoing. Authorities responded to the complex entrance at approximately 2:27 p.m.Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Personnel of Griffin Fire-Rescue and WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency […]

BREAKING NEWS: One person wounded in Saturday shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person has been wounded in a shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon in Griffin Crossings Apartments located at 1597 W. McIntosh Road. GPD Chief Mike Yates confirmed to The GRIP that one shooting victim has been transported for medical treatment. Yates also confirmed the suspect in the shooting remains at-large. The […]

PCSO: Friday afternoon bank robbery under investigation; suspect at-large

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday afternoon at the First Bank of Pike in Concord. Investigators say the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding money. The note inferred the bank robber possessed a weapon and would use it. The […]

SCSO: Arrest made in violent kidnapping

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man, Steven Mash, is in custody charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the incident by Sandra Duffey, the alleged victim’s mother, who became concerned when she was unable to contact her daughter, Melisa Boes. Deputy C.S. Piper responded to 78 Edwards St., after […]

Griffin man arrested in Saturday shooting incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested 19-year-old Isaac Burks on charges related to a Saturday night shooting. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division at 7:12 p.m. reported hearing approximately ten to 12 gunshots in the vicinity of Lynn Street. After speaking to several people, officers located a vehicle that had […]

Three arrests made in Monday morning murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people are in custody, charged in connection with the Monday morning murder of 52-year-old Anthony Reid who was shot at the Quality Inn located at 2014 North Expressway. The shooting was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3:30 a.m. and responding deputies located Reid on the floor of […]

Griffin firefighter charged in child sex abuse case fired

Kevin Burkholder and Juliana Patel facing numerous additional charges SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Kevin Burkholder, a Griffin-Fire Rescue firefighter arrested Aug. 4 on multiple child sex abuse charges, has been terminated. Burkholder is also now facing numerous additional criminal charges, as is Juliana Patel, a Griffin woman implicated in this case. Upon learning a warrant […]

Sheriff: Homicide at Griffin motel under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. Monday at the Quality Inn located on North Expressway. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division is currently questioning one man suspected of being involved in the incident. “We had a […]

Griffin woman faces multiple child sex charges in case linked to local firefighter

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested Griffin resident Juliana Caroline Patel on numerous child sex abuse charges. Authorities say Patel’s arrest is related to the Aug. 4 arrest of Griffin Fire-Rescue Firefighter Kevin Burkholder. According to a report filed by GPD Investigator Adam Trammell, the Griffin Police Department was on Monday, […]

Griffin Fire-Rescue firefighter arrested by Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin Fire-Rescue (GFR) firefighter has been arrested by the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). According to a press release issued by the city of Griffin after the close of business Thursday, the Griffin Police Department on Tuesday notified GFR that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Kevin Burkholder. […]

Federal judge recommends dismissal of Hawbaker lawsuit against Sheriff and jail administration

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Don Hawbaker, the Spalding County commissioner who has been held without bond in the Spalding County Jail since his Feb. 4, 2020 arrest, has filed a lawsuit against Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, Maj. Robert Sowell and Capt. Kyle Phillips. Sowell is the jail administrator and Phillips is the assistant jail […]