Spalding man sentenced to serve life plus 20 years for molesting young family member

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man, Markel Taiwon Amey, has been convicted of sexually abusing a young family member over a prolonged period of time. Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Marie Broder said Markel Taiwon Amey was convicted of molesting an eight-year-old family member over a period of approximately one year. Amey secured the […]

Malik Yarbrough sentenced to life without parole for 2020 murder of Donnell Brown

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Malik Yarbrough, the Griffin man convicted in the 2020 murder of Robert Donnel Brown, has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Superior Court Judge Scott L. Ballard on Wednesday handed down the sentence following a lengthy sentencing hearing during which both the state and defense […]

EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: GPD Crime Lab and evidence room compromised by security breach

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: On Thursday morning, the Griffin Police Department (GPD) issued a press release regarding the security breach that is the subject of this investigative report.The GRIP has been investigating this incident for nearly two weeks and has obtained information you will not find in the GPD press release. This article will also disclose additional […]

BREAKING NEWS: Local activist will not face prosecution for statements in Facebook video

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin resident Ray Harps-Muhammad will not be facing a criminal charge of terroristic threats related to a video posted on his Facebook page last week. The GRIP learned today that Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Marie Broder determined Harps-Muhammad’s actions did not meet the statutory requirements for prosecution. “Marie and the […]