Police Chief: Drive-by suspects may have been “significantly involved” in other violent crimes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has identified five suspects arrested early Thursday morning following what officials have described as a high-speed pursuit that ended in Butts County. Authorities say the pursuit involved a vehicle suspected of being involved in multiple drive-by shootings, including one in the early morning hours of May 17 […]

GPD: High speed pursuit involving vehicle suspected in drive-by ends in Butts County

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A high speed pursuit involving the Griffin Police Department and a vehicle that matched the description of one used in a May 17 drive-by shooting ended in Butts County. At approximately 2:26 a.m., Uniform Patrol Division Officer Matt Kerlin was on patrol in the vicinity of Blanton Avenue and Haskell Ward […]

BREAKING NEWS: Griffin child wounded in overnight shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Chief Mike Yates has confirmed a ten-year-old girl was wounded in an overnight shooting in the 300 block of East Quilly Street. The child sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder in what police are saying may have been a drive-by shooting, however, the circumstances of the shooting have […]

Three Griffin residents seriously wounded in two separate weekend shootings

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three city of Griffin residents were injured in two separate shootings over the weekend. The first – a drive-by shooting – occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday on Thurman Street. Griffin Police Department Officer Kody Billings responded to a call regarding a person shot. Upon arrival, Billings was greeted by shouts […]

Drive-by shooting leaves Griffin home riddled with bullets and residents in fear

STAFF REPORT ::: A drive-by shooting on West Chappell Street early Tuesday morning left a home riddled with bullets and caused residents to fear for their lives. The incident occurred just after midnight in the vicinity of W. Chappell and West Quilly streets. Multiple shots struck the home located at 325 W. Chappell St. “Upon […]

Drive by shooting under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a reported drive by shooting on Tinsley Street. The incident was reported by James Andrews, who said the incident occurred outside his 729 E. Tinsley St. residence. “Andrews sister April Andrews was sitting on the couch in the living room when she heard the shots and […]

Drive by shooting at Easy Shop under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A drive by shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon at the Easy Shop on Experiment Street is under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. The GRIP emailed GPD Chief Mike Yates seeking a phone call for confirmation and initial incident information. Yates instead responded by email, stating only, “This is an active […]

BREAKING NEWS: Elementary school locked down following nearby drive-by shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Cowan Road Elementary School is on lockdown as a result of an alleged drive-by shooting incident that occurred in its vicinity. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident did not involve the elementary school. “There were some shots fired over in the Hallmark subdivision, so just out of caution, […]

Spalding County firefighter and second suspect charged in drive by shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County probationary firefighter Travis Mayes has been arrested in connection with a drive by shooting. The incident occurred at approximately 5:53 p.m. June 10, in the vicinity of N. 3rd and Jefferson streets. Sgt. John Hayes, of the Griffin Police Department was patrolling the area when he reported hearing shots fired. […]

GPD: Drive by shooting suspect being sought

    STAFF REPORTS ::: The city of Griffin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect being sought in connection to a drive by shooting that occurred June 17 at 639 Johnson St. Authorities are seeking information on the whereabouts of Charleston Jester, who is described as a black male who […]

GPD: shooting that wounded mother and young child was drive-by

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Wednesday night drive-by shooting at 610 Lane St., has left two people wounded. According to Griffin Police Department Chief Steve Heaton, a three-year-old little girl sustained a grazing wound to the back, and the child’s mother sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Both victims were transported by ambulance to […]