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 […]

Two GPD officers injured, one seriously, in early Tuesday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin police officers were injured, one seriously, in a wreck early Tuesday morning when the patrol car occupied by Officer Amanda Frix, a Griffin Police Department veteran, and Erin McAdams, a recently-certified rookie officer who was in field training under Frix’s supervision, was struck in the driver’s side. The incident […]

Second Friday night shooting in Spalding wounded one and caused wreck with injuries

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A man was seriously wounded Friday night in Spalding County when he was shot while travelling in a vehicle. A second man also sustained grievous injuries in a subsequent wreck. Authorities say the shooting occurred after midnight, when the wreck, which was unrelated to the shooting incident, was reported. “We responded […]

SCSO deputy seriously injured in wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County K9 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Everett was seriously injured in a wreck Tuesday afternoon while driving home from work. Sheriff Darrell Dix says Everett’s in-car camera recorded the incident and indicates the deputy was not at fault in the collision. According to Dix, the video showed a pickup truck hydroplaning on […]

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 […]

Pike County S.O.: Man who claimed attack set himself on fire

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office says a man who reported he was attacked and set afire is responsible for his injuries. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, investigators on Saturday night received a report from WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital of a man, 26-year-old Michael May, who had been […]

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 […]

Two transported to hospital following wreck at Moreland Road Elementary

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people sustained what appears to be minor injuries resulting from a Monday afternoon collision in the Moreland Road Elementary School car rider line. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred when school was dismissing for the day. “The child was getting in grandmother’s […]