Pedestrian struck and killed late Monday night on South Hill Street

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A pedestrian was struck and killed late Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle on South Hill Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, said the incident was reported at approximately 11:19 p.m. The victim, whose name has not been released pending notification of his next […]

Three people injured in head-on collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three people were injured in a head-on collision Friday evening at the intersection of Highway 16 and High Falls Road. According to Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, the wreck resulted from distracted driving. “One driver was distracted and ran the red light at 16 and struck one […]

GSP: Driver was distracted by cell phone when box truck struck GPD patrol car

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Department Officer Amanda Frix and Officer Erin McAdams continue to recover from injuries sustained when their patrol car was struck by a commercial truck. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, the wreck, which occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday, was caused by […]

Spalding County deputy involved in Patterson Road wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been involved in a wreck on Patterson Road. “It’s a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash, one vehicle being a Sheriff’s Office vehicle,” said Maj. Dwayne Jones. The Georgia State Patrol has been notified and is en route to investigate the wreck. Jones had no specific […]

Serious wreck shuts down all northbound lanes of I-75

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: All northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are closed following a wreck involving a Henry County police officer and a tractor trailer. The wreck occurred at mile marker 207, and the Georgia State Patrol is on scene. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the police officer did […]

Altercation leads to shots fired; multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An altercation that escalated to gunfire resulted in the arrests of several people on a variety of charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the end of Windsor […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in roadway identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man, 29-year-old David Mitchell, was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a vehicle on State Route 155. Trooper Logan Pryor, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, was dispatched to the scene of the one-vehicle collision at 7:40 p.m. “The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was traveling northbound […]

Arrest made in fatal Feb. 2018 hit and run

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed that an arrest has been made in the Feb. 19, 2018, hit and run that took the life of 37-year-old Shaun Wright. According to information from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Allen. Allen was arrested Dec. 10. Wright was struck […]

GSP trooper arrested on charge of DUI

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A trooper assigned to the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post was arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Christopher McEntyre, who was at the time of the incident a GSP corporal, was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance at a Searcy Avenue […]

$5,000 reward now offered in fatal hit and run case

CORRECTION – It has been brought to my attention that the original cutline associated with this article contained an error. The $5,000 reward being offered IS NOT for information leading to the arrest of Shaun Wright. It is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who struck and killed […]

Fatal hit and run driver remains unidentified; GSP seeking assistance

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Authorities continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a Tuesday evening fatal hit and run. A Griffin man, 37-year-old Shawn Wright, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. “The bicyclist was traveling northbound on Old Atlanta Road, and he was north of Vineyard Road. At […]

Two injured when truck, ambulance collide in intersection

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An early Thursday morning wreck involving an ambulance and a GMC Jimmy that occurred at the intersection of Highway 19 and Zebulon Road injured two people, one seriously. “The GMC Jimmy was traveling north on State Route 3 and the ambulance was coming out of Pike County going to a Spalding […]

Woman runs over multiple people during street brawl

  SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Five people were injured Wednesday night – two critically –in what authorities say was a hit and run on Quilly Street. According to Sgt. 1st Class Kendrick Lowe, the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post commander, the incident was precipitated by a street fight involving numerous people. “We were called out by 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 […]

Authorities identify woman killed in Thursday afternoon wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon responded to a report of a wreck on State Route 16 (Newnan Road) east of Maloy Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 1:52 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered that a city of Griffin dump truck and […]