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 […]

Woman killed, man seriously injured in early Sunday morning wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: A woman was killed and a man seriously injured early Sunday morning in a one vehicle wreck in Pike County. Deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded at approximately 3:26 a.m. to the scene on Highway 109 in the area of Weems Road. Officials say a Kia Sorento was travelling […]

SCSO deputy seriously injured in wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County K9 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Everett was seriously injured in a wreck Tuesday afternoon while driving home from work. Sheriff Darrell Dix says Everett’s in-car camera recorded the incident and indicates the deputy was not at fault in the collision. According to Dix, the video showed a pickup truck hydroplaning on […]

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 […]