Man charged with murder in Monday domestic related shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Johnny Johnson Jr., age 53, has been formally charged in connection with the Monday night shooting death of 57-year-old Joanne Redding. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Monday responded to a 508 Terry Drive residence where Redding was located. WellStar Spalding Regional Emergency Medical Services responded, but Redding was pronounced deceased […]

GBI investigating inmate death in Spalding County Jail

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate who died Saturday while being housed in the Spalding County Jail. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, 60-year-old Darrell Jones became ill during a routine medication call, and after unsuccessful attempts to save him, he was […]

Two hospitalized after separate shooting, cutting incident

  STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two aggravated assaults that occurred this week, with one suspect currently being in custody. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies were dispatched to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital at 6:20 a.m. Feb. 22, in response to a report of a […]

SCSO: Saturday home invasion leads to kidnapping, aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man on Saturday was arrested following an alleged home invasion that authorities say resulted in a kidnapping and numerous additional felonious acts. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies on Jan. 14 responded to a report of a home invasion on Lakeside Drive. Upon […]

Fatal Wednesday night fire under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a Wednesday night fire on Kennedy Drive that resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman. Officials say the Spalding County Fire Department and Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services on April 13 responded at 11:05 p.m. to the report of a structure fire at […]