Sheriff: Felony suspect fought arrest while trying to acquire firearm

STAFF REPORT ::: Michael Shane Pierce has again been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, with the latest case involving numerous charges resulting from a theft investigation. A press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix describes Pierce as “well known to law enforcement in the area,” and describes his Jan. 9 arrest culminating from […]

GPD investigating violent crimes of opportunity

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating two separate incidents in which people appear to have been randomly targeted by armed assailants. The first case, an aggravated assault, was reported by 62-year-old Steven Driver, who said he was attacked after his vehicle became disabled. “…I met with Steven Driver, who stated that at […]

Six juveniles, 14 to 17, identified as armed robbery suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: Juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 17 are suspected in the alleged armed robbery of a 47-year-old woman and her 18-year-old boyfriend. The incident was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 2, by Julie Marriner and Jeremy Lecompte, who said they were robbed on Patterson Road while walking to […]

SCSO search warrants result in four arrests, seizure of drugs and weapons

STAFF REPORT ::: Investigations conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit resulted in four arrests and the seizure of firearms and marijuana. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, these investigations resulted in the execution of two search warrants by the SCSO SWAT Team. The first warrant was conducted […]

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 […]

Rehoboth Road Middle School scene of second student arrest for alleged threat

STAFF REPORT ::: For the second consecutive days, a Rehoboth Road Middle School student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the student was taken into custody after a teacher reportedly overheard the threat being made in a classroom. […]

GPD investigation nets many arrests on prostitution, bath salts, meth, additional drugs, weapons and other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: An extended investigation of the Griffin Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Gang Enforcement Unit and Special Investigations Unit has resulted in multiple arrests on a variety of charges including participating in criminal gang activity, the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution. In the last month, 50 Gang Act […]

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 […]

Griffin PD, ATF investigation leads to multiple arrests in gun dealing case

STAFF REPORTS ::: Agents of the Griffin Police Department and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have arrested a number of suspects following an investigation into alleged illegal gun dealing. Rashard Jones, Octavious Hasting, Xzavius Ogletree, Tony Anthony Goodman, David Combs, Demetrice Coggins and Shedrick Howard have been charged in two separate federal indictments with […]