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 […]

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 […]

Griffin woman identified as murder suspect in Saturday night Pike County shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin woman, 18-year-old Jaiden Chappell, is being sought by Pike County authorities in connection with a murder. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to 214 Patton Road at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday in response to a shooting that left one man dead. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old James Knight. […]

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 […]

GBI charges Pike County teen with sexual exploitation of children

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Pike County teen on multiple charges related to the sexual exploitation of children. Caden Collis, age 17, has been charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children for the alleged possession of child sexual abuse […]

Lithonia man arrested in Pike County after allegedly firing gun during road rage incident

STAFF REPORT ::: A Lithonia man is in custody after an alleged road rage incident Thursday evening in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputies at approximately 5 p.m. responded to a call reporting an motorist in another vehicle was behaving aggressively towards them. While on the phone with 911, the caller alleged 32-year-old Donald […]

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 […]

New partnership will bring high-speed internet to 18 middle-Georgia counties

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding, Pike, Lamar and Upson counties are among those that will benefit from a new partnership that will invest more than $210 million to provide high-speed internet to 18 middle-Georgia counties. Announced today, the partnership includes Central Georgia EMC in Jackson and Southern Rivers Energy in Barnesville who will form a new […]

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 […]