Police: Stolen firearm and narcotics located where two juveniles were shot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department investigation of a Thursday afternoon shooting that left two juveniles wounded is ongoing. Uniform Patrol Division officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Carrington Drive in response to a person shot call. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 15-year-old male had sustained a gunshot wound to the […]

GPD: Two juveniles wounded in apparent drug deal-related shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting that left two wounded. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, two juveniles – one 15-years-old and the second 17-years-old – were shot. Yates said the shooting appears to have occurred during an apparent drug deal. “Both were uncooperative but have been […]

District Attorney will not request GBI investigation of GPD roadside strip search

The initial alleged offense was failure to obey a traffic control device, with Sgt. John Kelton alleging the driver stopped beyond the white stripe. To protect the woman’s identity, The GRIP will not identify any of the occupants involved in the traffic stop. According to Broder, GPD CAGE Unit Officer Alyssa Hanson had no criminal […]

Dix: 21 suspects in large-scale narcotics investigation “methed around and found out”

STAFF REPORT ::: Seventeen people have been arrested and four additional suspects are being sought in a Griffin-Spalding County narcotics investigation involving the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and S.T.I.N.G. units, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Regional Drug Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Gang Task Force, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s […]

Spalding County E911 dispatcher arrested on drug related charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County E911 dispatcher has been arrested on drug related charges. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested Susan Kimberly Lynch, age 59, on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related objects and operating a disorderly house. Lynch was arrested at her Kilgore Road residence. “On August 16, […]

U.S. Marshals Task Force officer, Pike County murder suspect shot during execution of arrest warrant

STAFF REPORT ::: The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Fayette County that is related to a recent Pike County murder. The preliminary investigation indicates that at 9:18 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Service and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant for Antonio Murgado Jr. at 429 Sage Brush Trail, Fayetteville. Murgado […]

U.S. Marshal Service arrests third Pike County murder suspect

STAFF REPORT ::: A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the July 16 murder of James Knight. Antonio Murgado Jr., age 19, was arrested in Fayette County by the United States Marshal Service. An officer involved shooting occurred during Murgado’s arrest. At the time of Knight’s murder, Murgado Jr. was on bond in […]

Misconduct in GPD C.A.G.E. Unit tied to dismissal of nearly 100 charges; linked to man’s death, family says

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man is dead and nearly 100 criminal charges levied in a narcotics case investigated by the Griffin Police Department Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (C.A.G.E.) Unit were dismissed after it was discovered the lead agent, Officer Brian Dorety, failed to disclose his use of an informant with whom he was […]

GPD Chief: more than 560 arrested during CAGE Unit 14-month Operation Revolving Door

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit, with support from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, have engaged in Operation Revolving Door, a 14-month concentrated effort targeting violent offenders, gang members and drug dealers in Griffin. GPD officials say […]

Vehicle pursuit results in two arrests on numerous narcotics and weapons charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An attempted traffic stop on Wednesday led to a vehicle pursuit and arrest of two people on numerous narcotics charges. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Special Investigation and CAGE units attempted to execute a traffic stop for an alleged seatbelt violation on the vehicle driven by 24-year-old Kentavius Davis in […]

Griffin Police Department K9 Buddy found deceased in doghouse

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin Police Department K9 Buddy was found deceased Feb. 14. He was found in his doghouse by his handler, Officer Brian Dorety, at approximately 10 a.m. The GPD said K9 Buddy died from natural causes. K9 Buddy was born Sept. 15, 2016 and joined the GPD in August 2018. He was […]

TPD investigating murder and residential robbery

STAFF REPORT ::: The Thomaston Police Department is investigating a homicide that allegedly began as a home robbery. According to Chief Mike Richardson, officers responded at approximately 10:23 p.m. Tuesday to 121 Wellington Place in response to a robbery with a person possibly shot. Upon arrival, officers located the resident, Michael Gates, inside his home […]

Two arrested on numerous narcotics related charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A search warrant conducted by the Griffin Police Department resulted in the arrest of two people on numerous narcotics related charges. The search warrant was conducted Monday at the residence located at 203 Lexington Ave. Officers of the GPD Special Investigations and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement units report the seizure of […]

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 […]

GPD traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

Publisher’s note: The Griffin Police Department initially reported the search of the residence of Dakota Weaver, the suspect in this case, was conducted by narcotics investigators of the Henry County Police Department. However, The GRIP received information Friday evening stating the search was conducted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. HCPD Public Information Officer Capt. […]