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 […]