Five local registered sex offenders arrested in GBI’s Operation Southern Impact III

STAFF REPORT ::: Operation Southern Impact III, an operation of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes against Children task force, resulted in the arrest of multiple local registered sex offenders. This operation targeted those registered sex offenders who are on probation or parole with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS), and the purpose […]

SCSO investigation leads to meth trafficking arrest of Thomaston man

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units resulted in the arrest of Dustin Darville, 37-years-old, of Thomaston. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation, which included surveillance following Darville’s movements, concluded March 19, when he entered Spalding County and Investigator […]

GPD narcotics investigation nets three arrests, seizure of drugs and weapon

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation of the Griffin Police Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (CAGE) resulted in the arrest of seizure of illegal narcotics, one firearm and the arrest of three individuals. According to a press release, the investigation focused on two apartments located at 311 E. Tinsley […]

Sheriff: Search warrant nets drugs and gang related information

STAFF REPORT::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office C.A.G.E. Unit resulted in the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of Kerry Wellmaker. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation and subsequent search warrant conducted on Wellmaker’s residence originated with multiple complaints about alleged drug activity. […]

Six arrested on variety of gang, drug, weapon and other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A traffic stop has resulted in multiple arrests on gang, drug, firearms and a variety of other charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the traffic stop was conducted by personnel of the Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit. Dix said the deputies knew the driver, […]

Four additional arrests made in SCSO/GBI joint narcotics investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: As part of a month-long investigation involving the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, four people were on Friday, March 16, arrested in Stone Mountain. According to a press release issued by the GBI, Jermaine Montrel Johnson, Lindsey Michelle Anderson, Justin Phillip […]

Sheriff: Gang leaders targeted, arrested in Operation Blue Christmas

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spading County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit in October received a complaint about illegal narcotic activity allegedly occurring at 407 Meadowlark Dr. Officials say after preliminary investigative work and surveillance, investigators quickly recognized key members of the Blood Gang /Zoo Krew/ Rolling 20s were utilizing this house and immediate area to […]

One wounded and five arrested in Tuesday shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: One man was wounded and five people have been arrested in connection to a Tuesday shooting. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, officers were dispatched to 1321 Lyndon Ave., at approximately 12:19 a.m. in reference to a report of a person having been shot. Upon arrival, officers […]

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 […]

Search warrant results in numerous drug, weapon and gang charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A search warrant jointly-executed by agents of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit resulted in a variety of felony and misdemeanor narcotics, gang or weapons-related charges against three individuals. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the […]

Reward being offered for information in Thursday home invasion, murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is now offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Thursday morning murder of 36-year-old Quentin D. Poole. Poole sustained multiple gunshot wounds in what authorities are describing as a “likely” home invasion that occurred at approximately 1 […]

Murder victim identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has identified the victim in an early Thursday murder as 36-year-old Quentin D. Poole. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, Poole sustained multiple gunshot wounds during what appears to be a home invasion at 815 Slaton Avenue. The incident was reported to authorities at approximately 1 a.m. […]

Police: Known gang leader arrested

SUBMITTED ::: A July 26 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Andre Noble, who authorities identify as a known gang leader. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the traffic stop was conducted by Georgia State Patrol Trooper T. Flournoy, who stopped a white Mercedes for allegedly speeding in the […]

Felony drug cases result in lengthy prison sentences, banishment

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office has concluded the first week of a two-week trial calendar in front of the Honorable W. Fletcher Sams. According to a press release issued by Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker, the calendar began with 77 cases. Altogether this week were 22 guilty pleas and […]

Sheriff’s Office targets high crime, drug and gang areas; multiple arrests result

STAFF REPORT ::: An operation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and C.A.G.E. Deputies resulted in multiple arrests May 26 and 27. Targeted were high crime, gang and drug activity areas across the city of Griffin and Spalding County. Many of the charges pertained to alleged drug offenses and violations of the […]