Violent Griffin home invasion, aggravated assault of child victim results in life sentence

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County jury on Thursday convicted Lajayvayon Malek Johnson on numerous charges related to a violent home invasion. Having been convicted of home invasion, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person under the age of 18, possession of marijuana […]

GPD apprehends four home invasion suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department on Thursday apprehended four suspects after receiving a report of a home invasion in progress. According to a press release issued by the GPD, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 1:09 p.m., with officers both making contact with the victim and saturating the area. Officials […]

Reward being offered for information in Thursday home invasion, murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is now offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Thursday morning murder of 36-year-old Quentin D. Poole. Poole sustained multiple gunshot wounds in what authorities are describing as a “likely” home invasion that occurred at approximately 1 […]

Murder victim identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has identified the victim in an early Thursday murder as 36-year-old Quentin D. Poole. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, Poole sustained multiple gunshot wounds during what appears to be a home invasion at 815 Slaton Avenue. The incident was reported to authorities at approximately 1 a.m. […]

Police: Home invasion, murder appear to be drug-related

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is reporting an apparent home invasion has resulted in the death of a Griffin man. Authorities are not yet releasing the victim’s identity pending notification of his next of kin. “We’re having some difficulty with that,” Yates said. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, the incident occurred […]

BREAKING NEWS: GPD investigating homicide, “likely” home invasion

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed the Griffin Police Department is actively investigating a murder. GPD Chief Mike Yates was contacted after The GRIP received information that the murder had occurred during the commission of a home invasion. Yates confirmed the homicide and said “home invasion likely.” The GRIP is actively following this case […]

SCSO: Saturday home invasion leads to kidnapping, aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man on Saturday was arrested following an alleged home invasion that authorities say resulted in a kidnapping and numerous additional felonious acts. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies on Jan. 14 responded to a report of a home invasion on Lakeside Drive. Upon […]

Friday home invasion, murder victim identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is actively investigating a Friday night murder that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. at 223 W. Tinsley St. The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Walter Horton, of Griffin. Horton was transported to the emergency room of Spalding Regional Hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds. […]

GPD: Friday night murder was home invasion

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is actively investigating a Friday night murder that occurred at 223 W. Tinsley St. Officials have not yet released the deceased’s identity, saying only that the victim was a male. Lt. Mike Richardson, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, said two suspects are being sought. “Right now, it’s looking […]