Suspect arrested in Monday home invasion, kidnapping of 71-year-old woman

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man has been arrested in connection with the Monday morning home invasion and kidnapping and armed robbery of a 71-year-old woman. Authorities say the incident occurred on High Falls Road during the early morning hours of Feb. 13. Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division deputies responded to a residence […]

Griffin man charged with violently assaulting, kidnapping and robbing uncle

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man has been arrested after a relative reported being brutally attacked, bound and robbed. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division on Oct. 7 responded to the area of Kendall Drive and Glory Road to meet with Kenneth Palmore who reported he had been robbed while at the […]

SCSO: Arrest made in violent kidnapping

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man, Steven Mash, is in custody charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the incident by Sandra Duffey, the alleged victim’s mother, who became concerned when she was unable to contact her daughter, Melisa Boes. Deputy C.S. Piper responded to 78 Edwards St., after […]

Spalding County man charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault by strangulation

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man, 23-year-old Travonte Goggins, is facing charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault in relation to an alleged violent attack reported by his girlfriend. The incident was reported to Spalding E911 on Friday, Dec. 6, by Arishona Lyons, who alleged Goggins attacked her in their residence, Apartment 13 Northside Drive. […]

GPD: Man charged in City Park kidnapping, aggravated battery

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in an alleged kidnapping and assault in Griffin’s City Park that left one woman badly injured. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, Terene White on March 20 sought treatment at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital for extensive injuries including a fractured nose, other […]

GPD: Armed robbery, kidnapping at T-Mobile leads to three arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department on Tuesday, July 31, responded to a report of an armed robbery at the T-Mobile on North Expressway. According to a press release, officers in Henry County initiated a pursuit with a vehicle identified as the getaway vehicle. The pursuit, with the assistance of the Clayton County Sheriff’s […]

SCSO Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrests two; one sought in kidnapping case

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit has arrested two men with outstanding warrants. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, at approximately 10:45 a.m. July 11, deputies went to the residence located at 253 Liberty Hill Road attempting to locate Robert Pugh, the subject of […]

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 […]

Kidnapping suspect apprehended; deplorable conditions led to removal order

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Kenneth Greg Owens, the Griffin man being sought for allegedly kidnapping two of his children, has been apprehended by the Griffin Police Department. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, the past 24 hours was crucial to the case. “During the last 24 hours, investigators from the […]