Pike County boy seriously injured when struck by vehicle Monday afternoon

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Pike County boy was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was attempting to cross Highway 18 near Brazier Road when he was struck. The victim was transported by air ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta for […]

Teen girl charged in Griffin Skate Inn incident; BLM protest underway at SCSO

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement is underway at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Organized by community activist Ray Harps-Muhammad, the protest is in response to an incident that occurred Friday night at Griffin Skate Inn. The family of a 14-year-old girl alleges she was slapped in […]

GPD: 12-year-old accidentally shot and killed by five-year-old brother

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has determined the 12-year-old boy who was killed by gunfire Saturday night was shot by his five-year-old brother. The young boy, who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, received CPR from the first GPD officers at the scene before the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. […]

GPD: Accidental shooting not ruled out in death of 12-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The shooting death of a 12-year-old boy remains under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. The boy was killed Saturday night in the 600 block of Hammock Drive. GPD Public Information Office Lt. Daniel Jett on Sunday said investigators are not yet releasing the victim’s name. “I cannot confirm that,” he […]

12-year-old Griffin boy killed in shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 12-year-old Griffin boy has died after being stuck by gunfire in a Saturday night shooting. The Griffin Police Department responded to a call involving a juvenile shot at 7:41 p.m. PIO Lt. Daniel Jett later confirmed to The GRIP the child did not survive. Investigators of the GPD Criminal Investigation […]

GPD: 14-year-old boy charged with shooting father

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 14-year-old Griffin boy is in custody on a charge of aggravated assault associated with shooting his father. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division on Monday night responded to 1100 W. College St. Extension Apartment G5 in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. The victim was […]

Shooting of seven-year-old boy under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating the Monday afternoon shooting of a seven-year-old boy. According to a press release, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division, Griffin Fire-Rescue and WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded in emergency mode to the call in the Griffin Crossings apartment complex. Upon arrival, the victim […]

Police: 13-year-old fled on foot after discarding narcotics

STAFF REPORT ::: A 13-year-old Griffin youth was arrested Tuesday after police say he fled from officers. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, as officers of the C.A.G.E. and Special Investigation units approached the boy at 118 Tinsley St., he allegedly discarded a bag of narcotics and attempted to flee […]

GPD responds to call of 13-year-old with gunshot wound

STAFF REPORT ::: Officers of the Griffin Police Department on Tuesday responded to a call at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital regarding a 13-year-old child who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the wound was allegedly self-inflicted. Officers met with the wounded boy and […]

Juvenile arrested for residential burglary

STAFF REPORT ::: A 16-year-old juvenile has been arrested and charged in connection to a residential burglary on Andrews Road. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, Deputy Steven Culberson and Deputy Maurice Gray on Jan. 2, responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 61 Andrews Road. […]

Sheriff: 13-year-old arrested in connection to three commercial burglaries

STAFF REPORTS ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, a 13-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection to three recent commercial burglaries. Deputies on Sunday, Oct. 18, arrested the juvenile as he was allegedly in the act of burglarizing a local business, Pings and Dings, located at 2930 North Expressway. As a result of […]