BREAKING NEWS: Spalding County deputy killed in Sunday morning vehicular accident

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident. Authorities say Deputy Jamie Reynolds died at approximately 5:30 a.m. when a pine tree fell and struck his patrol unit. “Deputy Reynolds was east bound on Georgia Highway 16 when a large pine tree fell on his […]

D.A.: Murderer of GPD Officer Kevin Jordan will die in prison

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of Michael Bowman in the 2014 shooting death of Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan. Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker said his office is pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling. “Were were very pleased. We felt like it was a […]

Officials seek public’s assistance in Saturday morning pedestrian death

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster is seeking the public’s assistance in a case involving the death of a pedestrian early Saturday morning. “The victim has been tentatively identified by the Griffin Police Department as Samuel Garcia Wood, a 27-year-old black male, but I have been unable to locate any relatives,” Foster […]

GBI: Michael Bowman walked behind GPD Officer Kevin Jordan and shot him repeatedly in the back

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the Griffin man accused of murdering Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin Police Department, has been bound over to stand trial in Spalding County Superior Court. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Leigh Brooks, the lead investigator in Jordan’s murder, was on Tuesday afternoon the sole witness during a […]

Slain GPD officer’s arrangements to be announced

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Funeral arrangements for Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan, who was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning, will be handled by Haisten McCullough Funeral Home located at 1155 Everee Inn Road. Specific information is expected to be announced Monday and will be posted as soon as it is […]

Man accused of shooting, killing GPD officer condition updated

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the Griffin man accused of shooting and killing Griffin Police Department Kevin Jordan, is reportedly in critical and unstable condition. Authorities say Bowman fired multiple shots that struck Jordan in the back as the officer attempted to arrest a female friend, Chantell Mixon. Bowman, Mixon and a third man, […]

GPD officer shot and killed in the line of duty

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan was shot and killed in the line of duty Saturday morning. Jordan, who had served with the GPD for four years, was working security at the Waffle House on North Expressway when the incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. According to GPD Lt. Mike Richardson, Jordan […]