GPD: Children removed from home in “deplorable” condition

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three children were removed from their home Wednesday when the Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) discovered they were living in conditions authorities describe as “deplorable.” Sgt. Kelly McKinney, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, said she and other law enforcement personnel responded […]

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 […]

Kidnapping suspect apprehended; deplorable conditions led to removal order

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Kenneth Greg Owens, the Griffin man being sought for allegedly kidnapping two of his children, has been apprehended by the Griffin Police Department. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, the past 24 hours was crucial to the case. “During the last 24 hours, investigators from the […]