Spalding man charged with 11 counts of obscene internet contact with a minor

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man – Timothy Smallwood, age 41 – was among 11 people arrested on child exploitation charges by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) as a result of Operation Happy New Year. The GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit and the GBI’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) partnered […]

Two suspects arrested in Pike convenience store theft case

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in connection with a Jan. 23 theft at Cadie’s Convenience Store located on Highway 19. Officials say a store employee reported a bank bag was stolen from the store. PCSO investigators say two suspects had worked together to distract the employee and steal […]

Griffin PD officer seriously injured in altercation with GHS student

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An officer of the Griffin Police Department was seriously injured today in an altercation involving a Griffin High School student. Authorities say GHS School Resource Officer Jessie Davenport sustained serious injuries to both knees when a male student allegedly initiated a physical struggle. “The SRO was breaking up a fight and […]

Sheriff: One man killed in Wednesday shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed Wednesday night in a shooting in Northside Hills Apartments. The victim, 22-year-old Jarquavion Hall, sustained a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at 7:06 p.m. in the parking lot in front of an apartment building. “From what […]

Two homes off N. Hill Street, one occupied, struck by gunfire in shooting incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two  homes sustained damage in a Thursday evening shooting incident in the vicinity of N. Hill and Realty streets. After responding to the area in response to a shots fired call, Officer Willie Deese, of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, was flagged down by a man who reported having […]

Police: Stolen firearm and narcotics located where two juveniles were shot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department investigation of a Thursday afternoon shooting that left two juveniles wounded is ongoing. Uniform Patrol Division officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Carrington Drive in response to a person shot call. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 15-year-old male had sustained a gunshot wound to the […]

GPD: Two juveniles wounded in apparent drug deal-related shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting that left two wounded. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, two juveniles – one 15-years-old and the second 17-years-old – were shot. Yates said the shooting appears to have occurred during an apparent drug deal. “Both were uncooperative but have been […]

SCSO: One suspect in custody, second being sought in connection with 18 entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: One suspect is in custody and a second is being sought in connection with numerous Spalding County entering auto cases committed in the early morning hours of Nov. 4. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to 18 entering auto cases that occurred in and around the Roberts Street and […]

Dix: 21 suspects in large-scale narcotics investigation “methed around and found out”

STAFF REPORT ::: Seventeen people have been arrested and four additional suspects are being sought in a Griffin-Spalding County narcotics investigation involving the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and S.T.I.N.G. units, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Regional Drug Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Gang Task Force, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s […]

Griffin woman’s quick thinking thwarts violent carjacking attempt

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin woman’s quick thinking thwarted a violent carjacking attempt. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. Sept. 7, when the victim, Markita Goodman, arrived for work at Vernay located at 804 Greenbelt Parkway. Griffin Police Department Officer Michael Betsill responded in non-emergency mode and met with Goodman. “Upon my arrival […]

GPD: Griffin man facing 16 counts of aggravated animal cruelty in response to dog fighting call

Crime scene photos provided by the Griffin Police Department and booking photo provided by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office

BREAKING NEWS: Griffin home-based daycare provider facing 35 child abuse related charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Connie Banks Pound, the owner of a Griffin home-based childcare facility, is facing 35 criminal charges – 19 felonies and 16 misdemeanors – related to a child abuse investigation. Griffin Police Department investigators say Pound, whose childcare business is operated at her 835 Hanover Drive residence, physically abused multiple children in […]

U.S. Marshal Service arrests third Pike County murder suspect

STAFF REPORT ::: A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the July 16 murder of James Knight. Antonio Murgado Jr., age 19, was arrested in Fayette County by the United States Marshal Service. An officer involved shooting occurred during Murgado’s arrest. At the time of Knight’s murder, Murgado Jr. was on bond in […]

14-year-old charged in Pike County murder; third suspect at large has been identified

STAFF REPORT ::: A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Saturday night murder of James Knight. Knight was shot and killed outside the residence located at 214 Patton Road in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office said a 14-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday afternoon for their alleged involvement in Knight’s shooting […]

Griffin woman identified as murder suspect in Saturday night Pike County shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin woman, 18-year-old Jaiden Chappell, is being sought by Pike County authorities in connection with a murder. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to 214 Patton Road at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday in response to a shooting that left one man dead. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old James Knight. […]