SCSO: Driver in Thursday night vehicle pursuit was driving under the influence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who allegedly fled from deputies Thursday night, resulting in a three-county vehicle pursuit as 26-year-old Tori Markia Parker. Authorities allege Parker was driving under the influence when she refused to comply when deputies initially attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the […]

SCSO deputy ends Thursday night vehicle pursuit with execution of PIT maneuver

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A vehicle pursuit Thursday night involving the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office ended in Lamar County at approximately 7:20 p.m. when a deputy performed a PIT maneuver. Maj. Dwayne Jones said the pursuit began when another deputy attempted to execute a traffic stop. “Deputies noticed a vehicle driving extremely erratically and reckless […]

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 […]

Second Friday night shooting in Spalding wounded one and caused wreck with injuries

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A man was seriously wounded Friday night in Spalding County when he was shot while travelling in a vehicle. A second man also sustained grievous injuries in a subsequent wreck. Authorities say the shooting occurred after midnight, when the wreck, which was unrelated to the shooting incident, was reported. “We responded […]

Investigation of Ringgold’s Superette armed robbery ongoing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of the Monday night armed robbery of Ringgold’s Superette. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, investigators are continuing to process evidence and information from the incident, which was reported at 6:49 p.m. Officials say the suspect is a slender male approximately six feet […]