High speed chase ends with two wrecks – one each in Spalding and Lamar counties

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A high speed chase involving two suspect vehicles initiated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office ended with two separate wrecks – one in Lamar County and the second in Spalding County. According to Monroe County Sheriff Brad Freeman, the incident began in Monroe County when a deputy patrolling the interstate observed […]

Griffin man struck, killed on interstate after wreck, alleged altercation with officer

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed Sunday night in an incident on Interstate 75 in Monroe County. Authorities say 25-year-old Markel Dezman Matthews died after a wreck and alleged altercation with an off-duty officer of the Glynn County Police Department. “(The) preliminary investigation shows that Matthews struck the […]