Local teacher arrested on multiple felony child sexual assault charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Stephen Chapman, age 51, of Griffin, was arrested Friday, Aug. 14, at Griffin High School where he taught math and coached the tennis team. Chapman was arrested on five felony charges including of aggravated rape, aggravated sodomy, incest, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation. Authorities say the crimes have been […]

Rape suspect apprehended

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has apprehended a suspect being sought in connection to a Sunday afternoon rape on D.F. Fuller Drive. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, Octavious Russell, of Griffin, has been arrested and charged with rape, aggravated sodomy and burglary. Investigators were on Sunday called […]

Griffin PD investigating violent rape

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a Sunday afternoon rape that authorities say took place with a child present in the home. Lt. Mike Richardson, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, said the incident occurred between 3 and 4 p.m. on D.F. Fuller Drive. “An unknown black male entered her (the […]