Pike Co. armed robbery suspect apprehended after pursuit in Spalding Co.

STAFF REPORT ::: Officials say a drug deal gone bad resulted in an armed robbery in Pike County Friday afternoon. Deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an armed robbery at a Coggins Street residence just past 3 p.m. The alleged victim reported having been robbed at gunpoint of several […]

Authorities apprehend man sought after Thursday vehicle pursuit

STAFF REPORT ::: A man being sought after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement Thursday has been apprehended. Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas on Thursday reported that his agency was involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in Meriwether County and crossed over into Pike. Pike County deputies joined the pursuit of the suspect, now identified […]

Escapee from Alabama apprehended in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: An escaped prisoner from Chambers County, Ala., has been apprehended in Pike County. Authorities say Daniel Noon was in custody for burglary and violation of a child support order when he escaped Friday morning. According to the office of Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, Noon allegedly stole a tractor trailer after escaping […]

Marie Broder becomes first woman to serve as circuit’s district attorney

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Marie G. Broder was sworn in today as district attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Broder’s husband held the bible and her little girl looked on during the Wednesday morning ceremony at the Georgia Capitol as Governor Brian Kemp swore her into office. “I am very honored to appoint you to […]

Ben Miller appointed to fill Superior Court judgeship vacated by Mack Crawford

STAFF REPORT ::: Ben Miller Jr. has been appointed to serve as a Superior Court judge in the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Miller’s appointment by Governor Brian Kemp will fill the judicial vacancy created by the resignation of Mack Crawford. “In a competitive selection process, Ben Miller, Jr. clearly stood out among the candidates, and I […]

Head on collision injures three

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a Tuesday evening head on collision in Pike County. According to the office of Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, the incident occurred when Kaitland Harvey, a Thomaston resident, reportedly failed to yield the right of way when entering Highway 19. Harvey, who was […]

Pike County Sheriff responds to Kemp shelter-in-place executive order

STAFF REPORT ::: Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas has issued a statement regarding Governor Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place executive order. “The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous phone calls with questions regarding the recent orders passed down by Governor Kemp. I understand that we all face a trying time that can leave us anxious for answers. All […]

One killed, three injured in Friday night wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: One person was killed and three others were injured in a wreck that occurred Friday evening in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to the wreck on Highway 362 at Williamson/Zebulon Road at 6:34 p.m. Investigators say a GMC Sierra was attempting to turn left onto Williamson/Zebulon Road when it […]

Armed carjacking suspects from Dekalb arrested in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: Two armed carjacking suspects from a Dekalb County incident have been apprehended by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies of the PCSO at 8:08 p.m. Thursday night attempted to execute a traffic stop on a Nissan Rogue, but the driver reportedly refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued on Highway 19 southbound […]

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford pleads guilty to theft by taking

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: ZEBULON – A hearing is underway in Pike County Superior Court in which Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford will plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor theft by taking. Crawford was originally charged with felony theft by taking and two counts of violating his oath of office. The […]

Pike County Sheriff’s Office vehicle pursuit ends in DUI arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: A Jan. 24 vehicle pursuit in Pike County resulted in one arrest. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office reports that Levi Mincey, of Gresham Road, fled from deputies on Highway 19. Authorities say a deputy was approaching Mincey in reference to an investigation of driving under the influence when he allegedly fled. Mincey […]

Pike County S.O.: Man who claimed attack set himself on fire

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office says a man who reported he was attacked and set afire is responsible for his injuries. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, investigators on Saturday night received a report from WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital of a man, 26-year-old Michael May, who had been […]

Pike County S.O. apprehends armed carjacking suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: Pike County deputies on Saturday morning engaged in a vehicle pursuit related to a carjacking in another jurisdiction. According to a press release issued by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began at 2:54 a.m. on Highway 18. The vehicle involved had been reported stolen during an armed carjacking at the […]

Pike County Sheriff’s Office investigates “statewide” credit card fraud case

STAFF REPORT ::: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has made multiple arrests in connection to what investigators describe as a statewide credit card fraud ring. Officials say stolen credit card numbers were used to make several purchases for merchandise totaling $10,378 Ace Hardware. They allege what appeared to be legitimate purchases of items including zero […]

Thomaston woman killed Sunday in Pike County wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: A Thomaston woman was killed Sunday in a single vehicle wreck in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded to the wreck at 1 p.m., but officials believe the wreck occurred many hours earlier. Authorities say the Toyota Four-runner driven by 22-year-old Tara Corley Hollingsworth left the roadway and struck […]