GPD: Friday murder suspect remains at large; considered armed and dangerous

STAFF REPORT ::: A stabbing in Griffin has left one man dead and police searching for the suspect. The Griffin Police Department on Friday responded at 4:08 p.m. to 110 Morris St. Apartment G, in response to a call reporting a person with a stab wound. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 24-year-old Cortez Collier, […]

GPD Chief: more than 560 arrested during CAGE Unit 14-month Operation Revolving Door

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit, with support from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, have engaged in Operation Revolving Door, a 14-month concentrated effort targeting violent offenders, gang members and drug dealers in Griffin. GPD officials say […]

Sheriff: Dozens arrested in operation targeting series of gang related shooting incidents

STAFF REPORT ::: Dozens of arrests have been made in connection with what the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office describes as a series of gang related incidents in which people, homes and vehicles have been shot in both the city of Griffin and Spalding County. Officials say these shooting incidents have been random but related to […]

Searches of Orchard Hill business and residence result in arrest in Wisconsin elder fraud case

STAFF REPORT ::: Simultaneous search warrants executed Tuesday at a local residence and business resulted in one arrest related to an alleged scam that targeted an elderly victim. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and CAGE Unit arrested 23-year-old Kuldip Patel after searching the residence at 3110 Macon Road Apartment C and the […]

Sheriff: Two people shot in Tyus Park after fighting over woman

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people were wounded in a shooting overnight Saturday in Wyomia Tyus Park. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office responded at approximately 2:30 a.m. to the WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Room where deputies met with Griffin Police Department personnel regarding the incident. The shooting was not initially reported to 911 by […]

Standoff ends with two arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-hour standoff Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of 23-year-old Reginald Collier, who was wanted in connection with a March 27 robbery of the Dollar General store located at 21 Bicycle Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations […]

Sunday standoff with barricaded subject ends without injury

SUBMITTED ::: A standoff with a Spalding County woman who allegedly assaulted her husband before barricading herself inside their home Sunday morning came to a conclusion hours later following a response by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and Griffin Police Department. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 9:32 a.m. […]

Griffin man charged with felony for filing false report alleging shooting incident

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man was arrested Friday after appearing at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies were called to the hospital at 11 a.m. Feb. 10, in reference to a gunshot victim who had walked into […]