Griffin juvenile wounded in shooting reported as drive by

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that was reported as a drive by shooting late Monday night. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 11 p.m. to 411 Chappell St. to a report of a juvenile with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. It was […]

Buck Creek Road well excavations in missing person case active and ongoing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The missing person investigation involving the excavation of two wells located on Buck Creek Road is ongoing. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said the excavation process is inherently dangerous and necessitates slow movement. “We got down as low as we could yesterday until it got just unsafe, so they had to […]

Attorney General asked to investigate Spalding County Board of Elections

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Representatives David Knight and Karen Mathiak, members of the Spalding County legislative delegation who represent Districts 130 and 73 respectively, have formally requested Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr conduct an investigation of the Spalding County Board of Elections (BoE). In a letter submitted to Carr on Dec. 10, Knight and Mathiak […]

Murder investigation underway after body reported in area of Griffin golf course

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A murder investigation is underway following the report of a deceased person in the vicinity of the Griffin Municipal Golf Course. This marks the eighth homicide in the city of Griffin in 2020. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, the body was located in a wooded area near the golf course, […]

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 […]

Fatal FCSO officer involved shooting under GBI investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: A fatal officer involved shooting in Fayette County is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The investigation was requested by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office after a Sunday afternoon incident at 1720 Highway 92, Fayetteville. Authorities say 32-year-old Alonzo Leroy Landy called 911 at approximately 3:08 p.m. Sunday, reporting that […]

SWAT standoff leads to investigation of Spalding assistant county manager, arrest of former Code Enforcement officer

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Code Enforcement Officer Steven Arnold was on Saturday arrested after a standoff at his residence involving the Griffin Police Department SWAT Team and Uniform Patrol Division personnel. Police initially responded to Arnold’s Sylvan Lane residence in response to a 911 call reporting a suicide threat. The caller, later identified […]

PCSO investigating armed robbery in Concord

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery in Concord. Deputies responded at 9:33 p.m. to the Allen Stop and Shop in Concord where the incident allegedly occurred. Officials say two black men entered the store armed with a rifle and demanded money from the cash registers. The suspects were […]

Spalding voting machine “glitch” under investigation by Secretary of State

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County voting machines are now functional after an alleged software glitch caused the machines to fail during the early hours of Election Day voting. Spalding County Board of Elections Chairman Margaret Bentley said a representative of Dominion – the company responsible for Georgia’s new voting machines – was responsible for […]

GBI investigating “possibility” of missing city of Griffin equipment

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has been requested to investigate to determine if certain city of Griffin equipment is missing. Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith requested the investigation approximately two weeks ago. “We have the GBI investigating some – the possibility – of some missing equipment, not necessarily focused on any […]

Sunday murder suspect sought by GPD

Update: The suspect in this case, 23-year-old Shawaltra Horton, turned herself in to the Griffin Police Department at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday. STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin woman, 23-year-old Shawaltra Horton, is being sought in connection with a Sunday night murder. Horton is wanted for the murder of 32-year-old Cadero Raymond Williams, who police say […]

One man critically wounded in Wednesday afternoon shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man was critically wounded in a Wednesday afternoon shooting that authorities are describing as a personal dispute. Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a call reporting a person shot at approximately 2 p.m. in the 800 block of East McIntosh Road. “The two people […]

GBI investigating Coweta County S.O. officer involved shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been requested to investigate an officer involved shooting involving a deputy of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The incident occurred Sunday evening after an attempted tractor trailer break in was reported. The CCSO received the report at approximately 9:21 p.m. and responded to the BP […]

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 […]