Murder suspect identified, being sought by authorities

STAFF REPORT ::: The Thomaston Police Department has identified a suspect in a Dec. 1, 2020 murder and investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating this individual. Authorities say 26-year-old Jakari Daniel, also known as “Byrd,” is wanted in connection with the murder of Michael Gates. According to investigators, Gates was shot and killed […]

TPD investigating murder and residential robbery

STAFF REPORT ::: The Thomaston Police Department is investigating a homicide that allegedly began as a home robbery. According to Chief Mike Richardson, officers responded at approximately 10:23 p.m. Tuesday to 121 Wellington Place in response to a robbery with a person possibly shot. Upon arrival, officers located the resident, Michael Gates, inside his home […]

Griffin woman charged in Tuesday night homicide

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in the Tuesday night shooting death of 40-year-old Johnny Whitlock. Griffin Police Department investigators have charged 25-year-old Renita Thomas, of 615 Northside Drive Apartment O-2 with aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and pointing a gun at another. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 7:30 […]

Griffin PD investigating Tuesday night shooting homicide

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating the homicide of 40-year-old Johnny Whitlock. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a call reporting a person shot at 1224 Ellis Road. Upon arrival, officers located Whitlock with a gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting occurred at […]

GPD: SIU, CAGE units made 44 arrests in September

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Special Investigations (SIU), and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement(CAGE) units in September made 44 arrests, including four gang related arrests, recovered six handguns and seized more than $6,400 and a stolen vehicle. The arrests represented multiple cases including a homicide that occurred at the entrance of Griffin Crossings […]

Two suspects in custody in Griffin Crossings shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Multiple suspects are in police custody related to the Saturday afternoon shooting death of 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm. “We are no longer actively seeking any other suspects on reference to the shooting that took place earlier this afternoon at Griffin Crossings,” said. Griffin Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Daniel Jett. […]

Griffin Crossings shooting victim has died

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim of a Saturday afternoon shooting in Griffin Crossings Apartments complex has died. He has been identified as 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm, of Griffin. Hamm sustained a gunshot wound to the chest in the shooting that occurred at the entrance to Griffin Crossings, located at 1597 W. McIntosh Road. Hamm […]

Three arrests made in Monday morning murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people are in custody, charged in connection with the Monday morning murder of 52-year-old Anthony Reid who was shot at the Quality Inn located at 2014 North Expressway. The shooting was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3:30 a.m. and responding deputies located Reid on the floor of […]

Sheriff: Homicide at Griffin motel under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. Monday at the Quality Inn located on North Expressway. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division is currently questioning one man suspected of being involved in the incident. “We had a […]

16-year-old identified as suspect in Monday night murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Investigators have identified a teenager as the suspect in an overnight shooting that left one man dead. The Griffin Police Department has named 16-year-old Malik Yarbrough as the gunman who shot and killed 46-year-old Robert D. Brown, of Clayton County. Authorities say numerous interviews were conducted and several search warrants executed in […]

HCPD: Five murder suspects in custody; one remains at large

STAFF REPORT ::: Five suspects have been arrested and one remains at large in connection with a Henry County homicide. According to a press release issued by the Henry County Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 10:49 p.m. April 8. Officials say the six suspects were at the victim’s residence located in the 600 […]

Police working to identify person of interest in murder investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Henry County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a Thursday afternoon murder. The body of 24-year-old Voiese Pinn was located at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the pavilion in the Pembrooke Park neighborhood in McDonough. Pinn had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The HCPD has now released a […]

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 […]

Sheriff: Young woman shot, killed by boyfriend

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Monday night shooting that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Amber Nicole Clay. Deputies responded to a call reporting a person shot at 11:37 p.m. at 120 Railroad Drive in western Spalding County. Upon their arrival, deputies discovered Clay’s body in a bedroom. […]

Friday night murder suspect sought by SCSO

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night shooting that took the life of an as-of-yet unidentified Griffin man. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division responded at 10:07 p.m. to a call reporting a person shot at 166 Camden Road. Upon arrival, deputies located […]