Man in viral video charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: James Crews, the Lamar County man at the center of a viral video in which he allegedly acknowledged his intent to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested. Crews, who has since Monday been in the custody of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged in connection with […]

Viral video alleging child sex predation leads to detention of Lamar County man

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Lamar County man seen in a viral video filmed in the Griffin Wal-Mart, where he allegedly planned to meet “John,” who was believed to be a 14-year-old boy, is being held in the Lamar County Jail. According to Lamar County Sheriff Brad White, the man identified as James Crews turned […]

Lamar County man charged with murdering his mother

STAFF REPORTS ::: David Lewis McGuire Jr., of 157 Liz Acres Road in Lamar County, has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the death of his mother, Elaine McGuire. According to information released by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call to that location at approximately 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15, […]

GPD officer suspended with pay following Saturday DUI arrest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officer Sheldon Mayfield, of the Griffin Police Department, has been placed on leave following his Saturday night arrest on a drunken driving charge. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, who serves as the GPD’s public information officer, Mayfield will not return to active duty pending the conclusion of an open investigation. “He […]