GBI investigation results in child pornography arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: James Warren Krivan, age 33, of Thomaston, has been arrested on numerous child pornography charges. In relation to a an investigation pertaining to alleged online sexual exploitation of children, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), with assistance from the Thomaston Police Department, executed a search warrant […]

Search for missing elderly woman continues; GBI issues Mattie’s Call

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The search for 84-year-old Willie Jo Greer, who has been missing since Monday, is ongoing. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Mattie’s Call for Greer, who is described as five feet five inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. She was last driving a green 2009 Kia Ronda. Maj. Dwayne […]

GPD withholds records in case alleging judicial misconduct against local judge

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin is again refusing to release public records to The GRIP, this time withholding records associated with an investigation of alleged judicial misconduct involving Spalding County Magistrate Judge Don Taliaferro. The alleged misconduct was first reported to the Griffin Police Department on June 14, 2018, when Toni Presley […]

Death in Spalding County Jail being investigated by GBI

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a death that occurred Wednesday morning in the Spalding County Jail. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said it appears to have been a suicide. “All indications in the video point to a suicide. We have the GBI investigating. We will have to wait on […]

Spalding County man convicted of human trafficking of 14-year-old girl

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday obtained the first human trafficking conviction in the Griffin Judicial Circuit. District Attorney Ben Coker and Spalding County Assistant District Attorney Morgan Kendrick prosecuted the case against Armed Cortez Clemmons, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation, two counts of child molestation, sodomy, […]

GBI: Tyus Park shooting was apparent suicide

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the death of 33-year-old Neil Bond was an apparent suicide. The GBI investigation was requested by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix after an officer involved shooting that resulted when deputies responded to a 911 call reporting Bond had made a suicide threat. According to a press […]

Officer involved shooting in Tyus Park

STAFF REPORT ::: A man described as “suicidal” was shot and killed Wednesday night by a Spalding County deputy. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to a call of a suicidal man sitting in a vehicle at Wyomia Tyus Park at approximately 8:52 p.m. Upon arrival, the vehicle was […]

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 […]

Family member charged with murder of off-duty Coweta deputy

STAFF REPORT ::: One man has been arrested in connection to the Tuesday, April 30, 2019, shooting death of 25-year-old Edmond Irvin, an off-duty deputy of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the GBI was requested to investigate by the Palmetto Police Department. Authorities […]

GBI, state and local agencies raid Griffin businesses in gambling case

STAFF REPORT ::: Several Griffin businesses were on Wednesday, May 1, raided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Commercial Gambling Unit. Along with the Griffin Police Department and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue, four search warrants were executed for alleged violations of state gambling laws. According to […]

Deceased jail inmate awaiting trial for child molestation, aggravated sexual battery

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Jail inmate who died Friday has been identified as 44-year-old Denver Charles Perkins, who was in custody awaiting trial on charges of child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. Sheriff Darrell Dix reported jail staff was alerted to an inmate in distress at approximately 2 p.m. Friday, and said they […]

GBI investigating death of Spalding County Jail inmate

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a Spalding County Jail inmate. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the man’s death occurred Friday afternoon. Authorities say deputies were notified at approximately 2 p.m. today that the inmate was in distress, and jail medical personnel and […]

SCSO: No outstanding suspects being sought in Monday stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the Monday morning aggravated assault that left two men wounded, but some information has been made available. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, whose personnel initially responded to the High Falls Road scene, soon after requested the GBI conduct this investigation. “Because Sheriff Dix […]

BoE member, second man wounded in Monday morning stabbing

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education member Syntel Brown was seriously wounded in a stabbing Monday morning. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at a High Falls Road residence. Deputies responded at approximately 9:07 a.m. to a call of an aggravated assault at that location. Upon […]

GBI: Man killed in SCSO officer involved shooting armed with shotgun

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the person killed in a Wednesday night officer involved shooting as 35-year-old Ryan Force. According to a press release issued by GBI Public Information Office Director Nelly Miles, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday night requested the agency investigate the shooting. Miles reports preliminary […]