GPD: Attempted child abduction report was false

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has determined a report of an attempted child abduction was false. According to a press release issued by Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates, officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at approximately 3:37 p.m. Sept. 20, reporting an attempted child abduction had just […]

Griffin man charged with felony for filing false report alleging shooting incident

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man was arrested Friday after appearing at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies were called to the hospital at 11 a.m. Feb. 10, in reference to a gunshot victim who had walked into […]

Griffin PD Officer Matthew Boynton subject of falsified criminal allegation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: From information obtained through Open Records requests, The GRIP has learned that Courtney Callaway was terminated from her employment with Spalding E911 after filing what was determined to be a false criminal allegation against her former boyfriend, Griffin Police Department Officer Matthew Boynton. A formal complaint alleging of terroristic threats, stalking […]