Sheriff’s Office, GBI excavating wells in search in missing person case

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A search of two Spalding County properties is underway as investigators seek to locate evidence in a missing person case. “The only information I can release right now is we are out here looking for evidence in a missing person case. I can’t give you a time frame or who the […]

Two arrested on numerous narcotics related charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A search warrant conducted by the Griffin Police Department resulted in the arrest of two people on numerous narcotics related charges. The search warrant was conducted Monday at the residence located at 203 Lexington Ave. Officers of the GPD Special Investigations and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement units report the seizure of […]

Griffin man arrested in Saturday shooting incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested 19-year-old Isaac Burks on charges related to a Saturday night shooting. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division at 7:12 p.m. reported hearing approximately ten to 12 gunshots in the vicinity of Lynn Street. After speaking to several people, officers located a vehicle that had […]

Teen arrested in connection with armed robberies of Hot Spot gas station

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the robberies of the Hot Spot gas station. Investigators on Friday executed a search warrant on a room at the Super 8 Motel located on North Expressway. This warrant resulted in the arrest of 17-year-old Anna Caroline Halton. Two males were also […]

FBI executes search warrant in county

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday morning executed a search warrant at a North 9th Street residence. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, little information is available at this time. “All I can tell you right now is it was us assisting […]

GPD: Suspect threatened to “shoot up” schools, police department

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Investigators of the Griffin Police Department are currently questioning 28-year-old Joseph Miller, who was taken into custody Thursday following the lockdown of all Griffin-Spalding County schools. According to Lt. Mike Natale, of the GPD Office of the Chief, a credible threat was received at approximately 0830 Thursday. Upon […]

GPD search warrant nets four arrests

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the Power Squad and Uniform Patrol Division, on Friday, Dec. 11, executed a search warrant resulting in four arrests and the seizure of narcotics. The warrant was executed at 362 N. 19th St. Apartment G in the Pleasant Valley Apartments. […]

Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit investigation raises questions

The GRIP received information from a confidential source alleging the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit in 2012 conducted an illegal operation involving the placement of a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker on a vehicle without court ordered authorization. The GRIP conducted an investigation based on that allegation and the following is the first […]

Two arrested in GPD search warrant that nets meth, cocaine and prescription pills

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department Special Investigation Unit and Specialized Response Team along with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit on Wednesday executed a search warrant at 625 Poplar St. The operation took place at approximately 5:10 a.m. and resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription pills. Authorities say […]

Sheriff’s Office seized, obtained evidence from David Gibson’s personal cell phone without search warrant

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has learned the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office did not obtain a search warrant prior to seizing, examining and collecting graphic pornographic photographs and text messages from a personal cell phone belonging to former Capt. David Gibson. The photos and messages – obtained in 2014 – were later used as […]