GPD: Child recovering from self-inflicted gunshot wound after gun left unattended

STAFF REPORT ::: Two men have been arrested after a child accessed a firearm and shot himself Wednesday. Officers of the Griffin Police Department on Wednesday at approximately 5:55 p.m. responded to a call to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers learned a child had sustained a gunshot […]

GPD: Man beaten in head with hammer; brother arrested for aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attacking his brother with a hammer at their 804 N.8th St. residence. According to the Griffin Police Department, Shquillee Gould sustained critical injuries – numerous deep lacerations to the head – in the attack. Upon the arrival of GPD Officer Chris […]

Eight arrested on variety of drug, weapons and cruelty to children charges

STAFF REPORT ::: The execution of two search warrants resulted in the arrests of multiple adults and the removal of several children from what has been described as “deplorable” within the Howards Mobile Home Park. According to a press release from Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the Special Operations Unit on Aug. 24 completed an […]

GPD: Atkinson Elementary principal made inconsistent statements regarding alleged child cruelty incident

STAFF REPORTS ::: Officials say inconsistent statements made by Atkinson Elementary School Principal Aveory Allen, interviews conducted by investigators of the Griffin Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and other evidence led to Allen and Coach Derek Wilder each being charged with one felony count of cruelty to children and a misdemeanor count of battery. According […]

Two toddlers found alone on Meriwether Street in state custody; both boys’ mothers arrested

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two toddlers have been placed under the care of the Spalding County Department of Family and Children’s Services and their mothers are under arrest after the young boys were found unattended Monday morning on Meriwether Street. Lt. Mike Richardson, of the Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, said the two boys […]