Mother and her boyfriend charged with murder in six-year-old’s violent death

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A mother and her boyfriend have been charged with murder in the violent death of six-year-old Jacob Andrew Williams. The Henry County Police Department (HCPD) on Sunday responded to a residence on Belmont Farms Drive in Ellenwood in reference to an unconscious child. Upon arrival, officers located the little boy who […]

Two Henry County men identified as murder victims found in burning truck; suspect in custody

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in a case in which two bodies were discovered in a pickup truck engulfed in flames. The Spalding County Fire Department (SCFD) and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) on Tuesday afternoon responded to the call on Jackson Road near the Butts County line.Upon arrival, first responders located […]

Saturday night murder at Griffin hotel under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder that occurred Saturday night at the Red Roof Inn located at 1719 North Expressway. The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Jeremey Markivius Dugger. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, deputies responded to a call reporting shots fired at approximately 11:50 p.m. “Upon […]

Third suspect being sought in Butts County shooting that killed one, wounded three others

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A third suspect has been identified and is being sought in connection with the Tuesday, Feb. 16 shooting in Butts County that killed 18-year-old William Trawick and left three others wounded. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Calvin Teotis Rozier who is described as a black male who […]

Two men arrested in Jackson shooting that killed one and wounded three

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old William Trawick in a Butts County shooting that left three others wounded. Carey Williams, age 18, of Locust Grove, and Jordan Watson, age 18, of McDonough, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. “One was taken into custody […]

Murder suspect identified, being sought by authorities

STAFF REPORT ::: The Thomaston Police Department has identified a suspect in a Dec. 1, 2020 murder and investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating this individual. Authorities say 26-year-old Jakari Daniel, also known as “Byrd,” is wanted in connection with the murder of Michael Gates. According to investigators, Gates was shot and killed […]

GPD: Murder victim and suspect were members of same criminal street gang

STAFF REPORT ::: The murder victim located Wednesday afternoon near the Griffin Municipal Golf Course has been identified as 20-year-old Pierre Parrish, of Locust Grove. Parrish’s body was located in a wooded area near the intersection of Beck and English streets. Griffin Police Department investigators believe Parrish’s body had been at that location for several […]

Murder investigation underway after body reported in area of Griffin golf course

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A murder investigation is underway following the report of a deceased person in the vicinity of the Griffin Municipal Golf Course. This marks the eighth homicide in the city of Griffin in 2020. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, the body was located in a wooded area near the golf course, […]

Sunday murder suspect sought by GPD

Update: The suspect in this case, 23-year-old Shawaltra Horton, turned herself in to the Griffin Police Department at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday. STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin woman, 23-year-old Shawaltra Horton, is being sought in connection with a Sunday night murder. Horton is wanted for the murder of 32-year-old Cadero Raymond Williams, who police say […]

GPD: Dispute at Wal-Mart led to Griffin Crossings murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A dispute at Wal-Mart led to the Saturday afternoon shooting death of 24-year-old Reginald Darnell Hamm at Griffin Crossings Apartments, officials say. The Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division conducted numerous interviews and executed several search warrants throughout the day, ultimately determining that Hamm and two other men who were involved […]

Three arrests made in Monday morning murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people are in custody, charged in connection with the Monday morning murder of 52-year-old Anthony Reid who was shot at the Quality Inn located at 2014 North Expressway. The shooting was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3:30 a.m. and responding deputies located Reid on the floor of […]

GPD: Three suspects arrested, charged in Friday night murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three suspects are in custody, charged in the Friday night murder of 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca. Deluca died early Saturday after being transported by helicopter to an Atlanta trauma unit for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head. According to the Griffin Police Department, leads developed by investigators, tips, witness […]

Authorities identify Friday night shooting victim

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim of a Friday night homicide has been identified as 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded at 11:18 p.m. Friday to a call reporting a person shot in Apartment 1-37 of the Walden Pointe Apartments located at 700 Carver Road. Upon arrival, […]

Victim in Friday night shooting in Griffin’s Walden Pointe Apartments has died

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim in an overnight shooting in Walden Pointe Apartments on Carver Road in Griffin has died. Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates confirmed Saturday morning that his agency’s investigation of this murder is active and ongoing. No suspects are in custody at the time of this report. The GRIP will […]

GPD: Two dead in Saturday murder/suicide

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating what officials are describing as a murder suicide. Officers at approximately 2:05 p.m. Saturday responded to a call requesting a welfare check at 704 Grandview Drive Apartment F4. Upon arrival, officers of the Uniform Patrol Division were unable to contact anyone at that residence. After […]