SCSO: 32 arrested on drug, gang and weapon charges in Operation Say No More

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation – Operation Say No More – led by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (C.A.G.E.), resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

“Gun fight” behind Easy Shop results in misdemeanor reckless conduct charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin teens have been charged in connection with the Sunday afternoon shooting incident that occurred in the immediate vicinity of the Easy Shop Supermarket. Originally dispatched as a drive-by shooting, investigators say they are uncertain the incident meets the criteria to be classified as such. The GRIP on Wednesday spoke […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sheriff: Known gang member arrested on multiple felony charges

SUBMITTED ::: According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies from the Fugitive Apprehension, Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units recently responded to a report of a large crowd in the 1600 block on North Hill St. Dix said upon their arrival, they identified Donnie Dunbar, a man the SCSO describes as a known gang member, as he […]

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 […]

SCSO, GPD serve arrest warrant netting multiple arrests on narcotics, gang and weapon charges

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Special Operations Division and the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit conducted an arrest warrant at approximately 5:07 p.m. Jan. 5, at 519 Hallyburton St. Lidarrane Yarbrough, the subject of the arrest warrant, was sought on a misdemeanor […]

Schools put on lock down during search for person wanted in gang, weapons case

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two local schools – Moreland Road Elementary and Carver Road Middle schools – were on Wednesday locked down when a wanted suspect fled from authorities. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division sought to apprehend an individual wanted for violation of probation related to gang-related and weapons charges when the suspect […]

GPD establishing specialized gang unit

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department will soon deploy a new initiative to deal with the city’s emerging street gang activity. The Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (C.A.G.E.) unit is currently in development and will serve to focus all available resources on this crime problem with a single mission of eliminating this activity from […]

Saturday aggravated assault leaves one wounded, two arrested

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin men – Ellis Sands, also known as “Po Boy,” and Querterrious Mayes, also known as “Foo Foo Smooth” – have been arrested and charged in connection to a Saturday morning shooting in Quiet Hills Apartments located at 805 North Avenue. The incident was reported at approximately 1:13 a.m. to […]

Armed robbery suspects arrested, charged with numerous felonies

STAFF REPORTS ::: Two suspects are in custody following an alleged armed robbery that reportedly occurred inside the Regency Apartments complex. Officers of the Griffin Police Department’s Uniform Patrol Division responded to the report at approximately 7:15 p.m. June 24. Authorities say the incident was reported by the victim from a secondary location after having […]