14-year-old charged in Pike County murder; third suspect at large has been identified

STAFF REPORT ::: A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Saturday night murder of James Knight. Knight was shot and killed outside the residence located at 214 Patton Road in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office said a 14-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday afternoon for their alleged involvement in Knight’s shooting […]

Pike County murder suspect apprehended

STAFF REPORT ::: Jaiden Chappell, the Griffin woman suspected in the murder of 19-year-old James Knight, of Pike County, is in custody. Chappell, age 18, has been charged with murder and is being held in the Pike County Jail while awaiting her first court appearance. Authorities say Knight was shot and killed outside the residence […]

Woman facing child exploitation charge after Pike County TikTok video goes viral

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Kylie Strickland has been arrested in connection with a TikTok video in which she allegedly exposed her breasts to minor children. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday concluded its investigation into numerous complaints filed against 30-year-old Strickland, of Lagrange. Authorities say Strickland was at a Pike County residence when she […]

PCSO: Reidsboro Road closed after truck overturns

STAFF REPORT ::: A single vehicle wreck in Pike County has resulted in the closure of Reidsboro Road. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office reported an overturned truck will require extensive clean up before the road will reopen. Reidsboro Road is closed between Drew Allen and Hollonville roads. The driver was uninjured in this incident. Please […]

Atlanta man arrested in connection with numerous local identity fraud cases

STAFF REPORT ::: An Atlanta man has been arrested in connection with an alleged check cashing scheme involving a Pike County business. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, checks totaling $45,860 in fraudulent checks was written and deposited into various bank accounts, and the money would then be withdrawn before the banks became aware […]

Two men credited with rescuing woman from burning vehicle after wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: Good Samaritans are being credited with rescuing a woman from her wrecked vehicle just as it caught on fire. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Hatchett was involved in a collision early Thursday morning on Reidsboro Road that left her unable to exit her vehicle. Two passersby, George Smith and […]

Woman with multiple stab wounds rescued from Pike County attic

STAFF REPORT ::: A woman with multiple stab wounds was rescued Friday morning from the attic of a house under construction in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call reporting an unknown person was inside the house located on Tanyard Road. The complainant had observed the person on a surveillance system. […]

PCSO: Young teen killed during alleged burglary was struck by falling vehicle

STAFF REPORT ::: Charges have been upgraded in the case of the 14-year-old boy who was killed while allegedly burglarizing a Pike County business with two other juveniles. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation has determined that the three juveniles entered Middle Georgia Water Systems, a commercial property located at 14777 Highway […]

Pike County juvenile crushed by vehicle, killed during burglary: PCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: A 14-year-old boy was killed today when he was crushed by a vehicle in a Pike County business. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded at 4:16 Friday afternoon to 14777 Highway 19 in response to a report of a person trapped under a vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies located the 14-year-old boy with […]

Teenager shot and killed in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: A teenager has succumbed to injuries sustained in what authorities are describing as an accidental shooting. Deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded at 6:20 p.m. today to a report of a person shot at the residence located at 44 4th St. in Concord. Upon arrival, a 17-year-old boy was located […]

Pike County escaped prisoner apprehended

STAFF REPORT ::: An escaped Pike County prisoner is again in custody. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office on Christmas afternoon announced that Adrian Oliver, who was being held in the Pike County Jail on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property, had escaped. Authorities say Oliver was last seen running northbound from the jail. […]

PCSO investigating armed robbery in Concord

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery in Concord. Deputies responded at 9:33 p.m. to the Allen Stop and Shop in Concord where the incident allegedly occurred. Officials say two black men entered the store armed with a rifle and demanded money from the cash registers. The suspects were […]

PCSO: Friday afternoon bank robbery under investigation; suspect at-large

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday afternoon at the First Bank of Pike in Concord. Investigators say the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding money. The note inferred the bank robber possessed a weapon and would use it. The […]

Pike County boy seriously injured when struck by vehicle Monday afternoon

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Pike County boy was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was attempting to cross Highway 18 near Brazier Road when he was struck. The victim was transported by air ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta for […]

Pike County man arrested on multiple charges of sexual exploitation of children

STAFF REPORT ::: A Pike County man has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual exploitation of children. The seven felony charges are related to the alleged possession of child pornography. Brent Stein, age 67, of Meansville, was on Wednesday arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit with […]